Has anybody ever described you as dexterous, adroit, or skilled with your hands? I watch and listen in utter amazement as the flying fingers of a really skilled concert pianist blur while producing the wonderful music of Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto or one of the Trancenden tal Etudes by Liszt. What about the dexterity of a gifted neurosurgeon? Their skillful finger work isn’t generally on public display, but what they can do with their gifted hands is pretty amazing. My personal favorite is watching a really skillful artist sketch a quick portrait or a detailed picture of a 3-D object on a 2-D piece of paper. Though the word “dexterous” is defined as “skilled” or “adroit;” the root word dexter is the Latin word for “right” (in contrast to left). Why is my right hand more dexterous than my left hand, a trait that I share with nine out of 10 people in any given population? Why are only 3 percent of the population ambidexterous, meaning that they can write or throw easily and well with both hands? They have more symmetry to their body in terms of hand skills. So 97 percent of the population shows marked asymmetry in hand skills.
Scientific studies show that keyboard artists who start practicing young have less asymmetry in their hand skill because their left hand received more training while they were young. In general, they still have a more skillful right hand than their left hand. In one grip test study 90 percent of right -handed people had a stronger right hand, while only 10 percent had a stronger left hand. In contrast, 33 percent of left-handed people had a stronger right hand. What about lefties or southpaws? Some studies show that a greater proportion of them are high achievers. Four of the past seven United States presidents have been left handed.
I find it interesting that Bible writers focus on the right hand when they are giving assurance of strength or safety or a more important position. Sitting on the right hand of God often appears in such statements as “In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds” (Ps. 45:4, NIV). Right hand or left hand, it doesn’t really matter as long as we are in God’s hands, for “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:29, NIV)..
“Dexterous Lord, hold me in Your strong right hand. Never let me go.”
Posted in Daily Reflection, Family Life, Home & Family, Nature's Facts, Science, Self Development, Society & Culture
Tagged ambidexterous, asymmetry, Dexterity, Left hand, Left handed, Right hand, Right handed, Southpaw, symmetry
Nothing makes a parent happier than seeing their children interested in developing different talents. At the studio we often get parent asking if we teach music since their children seem interested to learn.
There was an instance where a group of children came to the studio to practice with the musical instruments and their songs to be rendered on an upcoming party. It was a real joy for me to see these youngsters loving music. Some of them were really having difficulty using full or standard size instruments. This instance made me thought of collecting mid size or junior size musical instruments for the kid’s use. I went on and check my favorite musical instrument store and found this exceptional kids drum at Musicians Friend. This is so perfect for the little ones who were having difficulty reaching the cymbals and drums on standard full size drum sets. I am looking forward to collecting more junior size instruments.
Posted in Family Life, Home & Family, Musical Equipment, Musical Instrument, Parenting, Self Development, Society & Culture, development
Tagged Cymbals, Drum Set, Junior Drum Set, Junior Drum Set with Cymbals, musical instrument, musical instrument store
Writing devotional thoughts focused on the creatures, systems, and processes that God has made is a daunting and scary task. Because God’s creations have endless variety, there is just so much to learn. The wealth and beauty of creative genius and the seemingly unfathomable complexity attracts, fascinates, awes, and teaches us much about the Creator. But even though we may know or think we know much about a topic, compared to what there is to know our knowledge is extremely limited. Late in life the renown philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and physicist Sir Isaac Newton put it this way: “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Biology is a difficult and constantly changing discipline. Biologists are doing their best to understand life – that most amazing and complex organization of stuff known to humanity. Half of the concepts that we may have studied and learned may be fairly accurate and correct understandings and half will be erroneous misconceptions. The only problem is that we simply don’t know which is which.
That reality shouldn’t keep us from learning all we can about everything that we can. However, we must hold our understandings gently and constantly maintain a teachable spirit. We may find that, as we visit with my friends, the more they actually know, the more humility they exhibit. A preacher humorously emphasized this concept as he declared, “When I tell myself that I understand what is going on, I need to remember to follow with, ‘Self, you are talking to an idiot!” Such reality-based humility is too often in short supply. One of the most influential early Christians, Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius, said it this way: “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”
“Lord of the wise and the foolish, there are many things too amazing for us to understand. May it keep us humble and point us to You.”
Posted in Daily Reflection, Family Life, Home & Family, Nature's Facts, Science, Self Development
Tagged astronomer, biology, Creation, Knowledge, mathematician, nature, philosopher, physicist, Sir Isaac Newton
I know that my brother has joined the drum and bugle corps back in college and I know that he plays the trumpet. My dad bought him a new saxophone after his graduation since he is really into wind instruments and that dad wanted him to be really good at his passion.
- Getzen 800 Eterna Series
Suddenly I thought my brother is collecting all wind instruments that he thought he could play because just recently he asked me to check several musical instrument stores around the city for Cornets. The thing is hard to find because here in our place not so many people are fascinated to wind instruments. I told him I found one but not brand new and that the condition is not quite. I offered to look it up for him online since my husband has been into buying musical accessories online for the music studio. I informed him that I believe I found few great Cornets at WWBW. He told me that the instrument is actually not for him but will be his wonderful gift to old friends at the drum and bugle corps. He then checked for the price and said that it’s just right for the money.
When I was a kid I always dreamed of playing different types of musical instruments. I imagine how inspiring I could be performing musical renditions. In a sense, I was inspired to inspiring. I see how parents were proud of their children after their children perform in the stage. Sad to say I did not get to see that kind of aspiration from my parents back then. They do not support our willingness to learn how to play different musical instruments back when and I could not understand why. It’s just recently that they show interest in investing to our talents. It’s too late for me, a little late for the youngest in the family, and just so timely for our niece and nephews.
I now understand their actions. It’s not that they do not have interest in us learning music; they suppressed their desires for us because we do not have money back then and learning music or attending to music tutorial is very expensive. Right now they are
- 3/4 viola string
fully supportive to their grandchildren. They are so lucky because they get to learn to play different musical instruments. My brother learned guitar, and saxophone, Mimi my niece could now play the piano, flute, and violin, and right now she is attending viola and cello class. The good thing is; Dad helps in buying their expensive musical instruments. Since not so many people are interested in learning viola and cello its accessories such as the strings are not easy to find.
Few weeks back my niece asked me to look for ¾ size viola strings here in the city where I live since they could not find the string there. I did find them but I know it’s the inferior brand. I went online and found a 3/4 viola string at musicians friend. Just then I know I am looking at the right stuff; superior brand and quality. I then contacted them and told them that I found a Thomastik. They asked me to order a number of it since they knew some people in the class has been looking for the said string too.
Posted in Accesories, Child's Interest, Family Life, Home & Family, Parenting, Self Development, Society & Culture
Tagged 3/4 viola string, musical accessories, musical equipment, musical instrument, violin string
For me a ring is a pride, not to be taken negatively. It is a symbol to tell that you are proud of a very important event that has come into your life (friendship, graduation, degree, marriage). Gone are my very fashionable teenage years but if only given the chance to turn back the time I would gladly make a souvenir for every turning point of those years.
When I was in high school I receive a friendship ring from my best friend. It was a unique ring because that ring can actually be separated into 3 rings. I dreamed of having a high school ring as well after graduation. However the student council did not grant our request to have a customized class ring.
My sister-in-law is the dean of the school and she contacted me just recently and requested me to check with local jewelers and canvass for class ring price. I have check on the local jewelers but it seems to me that their prices are still high. I took her to a website where I have seen the best high school class rings ever and she was so impressed with them because they are truly customized and the price is just right for their budget. She thought of showing them to the students so they could decide which kind to pick so that they can order them at once. My personal choice is the one in the picture.
Posted in Accesories, Education, Family Life, General, Self Development, fashion design
Tagged class ring, class rings, jewelries, Jewelry, ring, Rings
I do not know what’s happening to me as I am not really artistic back then but right now I could not believe that I always fancy for nail arts. I believe this desire for beautiful nails started when my husband give this art a shot on my finger nails.
- finger & toes
Most nail arts I see is on finger nails. They really look beautiful on finger nails but the off side is that nail art on finger nails easily got damaged because we use our hands when doing different stuffs. I always desire to see more of beautifully created toe nail art but it is really hard to find. Anyhow, in the picture is one that I admire and thus one that I have tried on my toe nails
It is a good thing to see Fern my hubby’s friend happy again. Fern is a bassists and its been quite a while since I saw him smiling so early in the morning.
He dropped by the studio this morning not for practice but to show how happy he was. When he came in, he right away braggingly said that he one of these days will have something that we never had in our studio. He said that he just found the one that he had been looking for, an affordable aguilar amps at musicians friend. That indeed is inspiring news, and should he be able to get the last one from the store, he truly deserves the bragging rights.
- Aguilar DB 751 975W Bass Amp Head
Accordingly, the Aguilar DB-750 was debatably one of the best bass amplifiers that have ever hit the market. The DB-750 has been very well-liked among all levels of bass players all over the world as well as endorsed by countless professional bassists.
Good health is one of the most important things that all of us desire but staying in shape is something that probably about 5% of the people would not care about. Shall I say they care about it, but may not exert much effort to attain that good shape. Keeping in shape can bring us countless advantages; these are benefits that goes beyond what money can buy, and we all know that there are many ways to attain that shape or figure that we yearn to have.
Some people would wish to obtain their good health and desired shape through lengthy and quite arduous process of exercise and diet. Other people go for the quickest and yet expensive way to get rid of those unwanted fats with the use of state of art machineries (e.g. Liposuction), while many desire to pair little exercise or no exercise at all with dietary supplements for quicker results.
Way back then I was really not into taking weight loss supplements, I am scared of it because I’ve heard stories of its side effect and all. So I made a decision to only go for the natural process; exercise and diet. However, no matter how hard I tried, I always seem to miss my exercise schedule and also got tempted to eat the food pleasing to the eye and appetite. It has been a while yet I have not attained the figure that I long to have.
Out of curiosity I began searching for the truth about taking weight loss dietary supplements. In my investigation I found out that those who may have reported of side effects actually are responsible for their own misfortunes.
1. They purchased cheap and unsafe weight loss pills. Some of them are not even approve by the bureau of foods and drugs.
2. They did not talk to their doctor before they started taking them. They could have been allergic to some substance which they could have avoided if they consult a doctor.
3. Some of them did not follow the instructions provided in the box or label.
Most weight loss supplements nowadays are safe. They are mostly made from natural, organic substance (herbs). They went through a thorough research and process to assure safety and effectiveness. Just bear in mind though that too much of something is bad enough. So follow the instructions to avoid injury and obtain the perfect shape that you desired. Fear not, its all natural.
Competing in a cosplay contest has been one of mine and my husband’s dream but we do not have money then to customize costumes and right now is quite too late for us to join. We have out grown it but our dreams, we long to pass it on to our kids.
Ninja assassins and the like is the kind of character my husband desired to portray. Actually he has got some ninja fancy weapons that he has kept and he long to collect more for our children. My husband has made a search online to know where he can find them. For both cosplay enthusiast and martial arts weapon collector alike who wish to get more, simply click here self defense weapons. These are real and so you should keep these out of reach from children as these could be deadly.