Saturday, October 20, 2012

Buying a violin in Myanmar...

After reading "how to think like Leonardo Da Vinci: seven steps to every day genius" book by Micheal J. Gelb, I am suddenly interested to classical music and hope that one day I can play a classical song.

But I didn't really plan to buy a violin in Myanmar, it is just coincidence that I came across a music shop in Bogyoke Aung San Market. The violin here is cheap compared to Malaysia, I have brought it only with USD50. Although the quality is not that good, but for a beginner like me is ok to play around as my "toy".

Taking the violin on flight is another challenges which I didn't put in mind when I purchased the violin. I forgotten that passenger is not allow to hand carry violin on board after 911 incident. This means I have to check in as luggage. What if the violin break in to two piece? Although is not that expensive, but it is still a waste.

At last, I still have to check in the violin cause mentioned by the ground staff the string of the violin can be used as killing weapon on the flight. No choice, I just have to bear the risk.

Luckily, the violin is in good shape and I am now started to learn violin in hometown. It was quite fun! 


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