In the last quarter of 2012, news came out that a huge music retailer was going to close down. When I heard of this, I immediately thought what would happen to the music retail landscape. But after a bit more thinking, I thought that while it will have some impact, it definitely won’t stop the music! Especially with technology allowing people or musicians to go and get their akg d8000m at guitar center, then there is really no stopping. The competitiveness in today’s market hopefully brings out the best prices for musicians to acquire quality instruments, equipment and accessories.
We recently did a long drive from Sydney to Melbourne. While traveling, one of my kids commented around the fact that even in seemingly isolated towns, one will not miss out seeing huge warehouse-type shops for construction materials or tools/equipment. I guess that is a fact since there are many Do-It-Yourself guys here in Australia. The availability of adjustable handles, woodwork tools, plumbing, electrical will be important and will definitely find audience in most places. There will be no boundaries especially since doing a bit of DIY for home improvement work means keeping some money in the pocket.
Sometime back, my daughter participated in a game show here in Australia and won some prizes. Obviously majority of these are kids games. But there is one which is of most interest to her: a pair of cans or headsets. Unfortunately, there has been some delay in the delivery. These are good branded ones but the delays is making her wish for the exceptional Monster Beats. I just hope that the delivery will come soon so that she can enjoy the fruits of her labor.
First of all, this is my first post this year. So happy new year to all! Australia has seen some record hot days in the past weeks. These seem to have subsided by now. Though, for a ‘summer’, the weather is still acting strange. But summer is still a great season for outdoor activities. And yes, that seem to include weddings who are trending mostly around March. So a scott kay set upsurge in sales in the first quarter won’t be surprising. Anyway, here’s hoping that there won’t be any more extreme weather up ahead for the rest of this summer.
I have always wanted to have some form of business as that works well for me and my family. And that is simply because having both work and family work will be a challenge here in Australia. I guess part of the work to realising this is to know what tools are available to achieve this. A workflow management software would be quite useful for example especially for having online presence. That would certainly help business owners to concentrate on the services or products and not be bogged down by the technicalities of the tools of trade. Now that sounds like a plan.
One of the biggest music retailers in Australia will be fully closing this week. Yes, shops across Australia will be closing down. But not without going for a big bang. Obviously, they had to go on a huge sale. Many have gotten some really good deals on keyboards, guitars, celestion and other music gear. The presence of music stores overseas especially in the US has really created some challenge locally especially since shipping costs have gone down encouraging online sales.
Recently got a letter advising of a rise in cases of measles in the area. It goes on to encourage residents, especially people who are in high risks, to take advantage of free immunisation. It is nice to get these reminders. But sometimes you get to think why, with all the advancements in medicine including surgical procedures, cell authentication and scanning, the simple ones still tend to be neglected. As they say, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!
‘Christmas is just around the corner. Have you done your Christmas shopping list or you’re the last minute kinda person?’…This is the topic I have heard over the radio this week. I guess the answer really depends on whether you already have the budget to spend or not. To some, probably queuing to Jewelry shops that gives a huge one day discounts just to acquire a simple bracelet, scott kay bands or even just a pair of earings for their loved ones worth the time. Oh well, we still have 59 days before Christmas to be ready.
To walk in the busy streets of Sydney CBD would definitely feel like you are lost as to where in the globe you are. A multi-cultural city or country it is typically called. It is true. And that is just because of the huge number of migrants from the past and present. For the new ones, it is not difficult to create new connections or even keep old ones from home country. One can be sophisticated to learn websites maker to touch base with old colleagues or simply used social networking tools already available. This plus the availability of other tools and community activities would make things a bit easier for people who have decided to call Australia home.
The realism of toys being sold here in Australia and all over the world nowadays is becoming unbelievable. Recently, my kid had some liking for ‘inventions’. So she started to put together some scrap paper and cardboard and strings to put up her ‘machine’. It was good but she progressed and wanted something more ‘real’. She wanted to use old toys that she got from popular fast food chains though unfortunately, without the proper triangular driver, it is quite difficult to crack. To cut the story short, we got her some kid-sized nuts and bolts and tools to get her working. They’re still plastic but there is a step-up version where it’s as real as it can get. Metal nuts and bolts, panels, t-slot are just inside a toy box. I can see this could really be encouraging and perhaps a good try-out for the future scientist or engineers.