1.10.14

Looking for music ...

I really missed those days where there were lots of music shops around selling various media like CDs and in the older days, cassettes. I especially missed the 90s and the 2000s where you can find lots of CD shops around. In fact, most of my CDs inside my room were bought during those times. When the mp3 players came aboard, I just convert them into that format and bring my devices around to listen. Lately, I got myself a Jabra bluetooth headset and I started listening to the latest songs too, thanks to the new radio channel in SG, Kiss92. I started to look for mp3 songs to buy over the internet but to my surprise, it's not easy to find. I am not an iOS user, thus I don't have a proper iPhone or iPad to download from iTunes. My apple devices were 'confiscated' by my kids and wifey...hhaha... Google music is not available for purchasing of mp3 songs yet in Malaysia and Singapore. Luckily, I manage to get my Kitaro's music fix via his record company.

I had to resort to listening over streaming sites like Spotify and radio channels, as well as some CDs I got from JB where I converted to MP3 in my local device. And, I am not that brave to download free mp3 from some apps for fear it may contains hidden viruses. Well, maybe I should subscribe to Spotify for now which allows offline listening for premium users. Spotify has a really good collection of songs from regional and international. It cost S$9.99 month for the premium member subscription else we can listen for free in a lower quality stream.

Meanwhile, thanks to SK again, I had a bowl of Shio Ramen, in tonkotsu broth. It was really great and I may go back and have another bowl again. 

Shio Tonkotsu Ramen 

38 comments:

  1. Yea, i've got plenty of CDs in my room too! Feels so weird to throw them away but they can be quite jor teng also lol

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    1. Ken - me too. I want to get rid of it as it was collecting dust but simply convert all to soft copies is a massive task.

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  2. I listen to the radio mostly...

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    1. STP - me too but since I'm always on the road , I cannot afford to stream radio using my 4G. Data sure finish fast.

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  3. Call me out-dated.. Those days, I buy CD from the pasar malam, copied them into the pc, connect via cable to my phone, save as ringtones or MP3 to listen in my phone..
    Now? Err, I only listen to the radio.. If I'm interested in that song, I "Shazam" it, then listen in YouTube until I get sick of it..

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  4. I used to buy a lot of CDs back then in the 1990s and early 2000s, and all original CDs, I don't buy pirated ones.. so I actually have huge boxes of CDs in my room.. cost me lots of money!!!

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    1. SK - I also bought a lot of cd then. Some even are audiophiles ....cost me S $50 per CD.

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  5. but time is different and so is the music industry nowadays.. we've got lots of options for songs, from channels to variety to types and format.. I also go for digital music now, only get the CD for artists I like or if I find the songs nice.. I still keep CDs as collections but less.. :)

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    1. I'm thinking of discarding it ....well , I guess I just clean it and put in a box first. Might rip those that I like.

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  6. oolala, another bowl of ramen again!! hehe, shio tonkotsu ramen, ah, that sounds very delicious!! the soup looks very thick and flavorful leh~~

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    1. SK - can't stand .... need a ramen fix each week...:P

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  7. I have given a lot to my colleague already... dont want to keep them anymore especially all those movies.. no time to watch already..

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    1. Reana - yeah me too...collecting dust only.

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  8. I got my songs from SK. From the CDs that I got for being a good spammer previously! Muahaha

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  9. I used to buy in my younger days, now hardly...

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    1. Sharon - Now you want to buy also difficult except Tower records!!!

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  10. My eyes went wide on seeing Kitaro's name. I was his fan and almost wanted to make a trip to meet him as he was the first drummer in the world who made me like drums so much.

    These days I just need to work harder to spam SK's blogs and earned myself the most personal recorded CDs to suit my choice. They are all priceless to me over the years. Where on earth can I find a shop in KL who is willing to burn CDs for me in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and even Hindi!!! SK did just that.

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    1. TM - hahaha.... we really have a lot in common it seems. I almost have all Kitaro's collections and been to two of his concerts.
      hmm...seems like SK loves to burn songs onto CD? Then it's worth while to get it from Poslaju ..hahaha

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  11. I missed the times when we get to browse and choose cds in song. Now just upload from internet. ^^

    My hubby has a big collection of oldies, 80s and 90s. He is an old soul, enjoy musics and songs very much. ;)

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    1. Rose - Yeah me too. In the past, going into a record store was one of the must whenever i am in a shopping mall.

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  12. LOL....liddat SK will have to ask commission from the japanese restaurant la. coz o his blog post now people rushing for japanese food.

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    1. Kucing - hahaha... I guess he forgot which restaurant already.

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  13. I am so out of touch with music. Don't really like most of the songs on air. That is a sign of getting old!

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    1. Phong - Me too at one time but thanks to the new radio channel, I am beginning to enjoy the latest songs again,

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  14. Wow you have so many sources, for me, I only turn to youtube to listen to the music I want, I also missed the times last time when there are many CD shops selling music, I always patronise them especially those that sell vey nice Japanese music and songs

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    1. Libby - Not really la..there are some recommended by my friends and colleagues. Yeah, I also bought lots of Japanese CDs during the 2000s.

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  15. Wow you also love Kitaro's music, I also like

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    1. Libby - Oh.... I am a fan of Kitaro. I even attended two of his concerts.

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  16. I like Kitaro's Caravansary, my favourite

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  17. Not forgetting Kenny G which I also like

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    1. Libby - I also like Kenny G but then, to me, I feel that his music cannot last compared to Kitaro. When I listen to the Silk Road again, I still enjoyed it but that's me.

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  18. "cassettes" so long time didn't heard this word, during my secondary school still have cassettes but now I think no longer selling already!!!

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    1. Xiao Ying - Yeah, that was a long time ago, those good old 80s and 90s.

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    1. Merryn - Yup, I saw your FB. Looks good!

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  20. Neither have sense of music nor music cell since I was born. I do listen to songs when I am driving.

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