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Is It Too Late To Learn the Violin at 30?

It is understandable that we feel we're too old, especially when we watch Youtube videos where 3-year-olds and 5-year-olds play the violin like a pro.

I, myself, just started playing the violin last year when I turned 30.

And now I'm loving every second of practicing, each and every day. I'm also improving each time I practice.

Last year when I was just getting started, I watched lots of videos from violin teachers on Youtube, and I was asking the same question:

"Is it too late to learn the violin at 30?"

After watching different teachers, all of them had the same answer: It is never too late.

But unfortunately, of course, this won't work if you want to be like Itzhak Perlman or Bach

And the keyword here is this:
Love
That's why I loved the scene in the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy when Vanya, a violinist, tells her new adult student, Leonard, that as long as he loves music, it's not too late to learn the violin.
Well, if you've watched the s…

[Solved] Error Paying With BitPay

So I just tried paying for my domain name on Namecheap.com with bitcoin, but I encountered a few problems at first. After trying for several days, finally I managed to renew my domain with bitcoin! Yay!

So here are the problems I encountered and how I solved them:

1. My country is blocked by BitPay
Solution: Use VPN I live in Indonesia, and at the time of this writing it is blocked by BitPay. If your country is blocked too, you can install a free VPN plugin or mobile app.
The free VPN that I used was Windscribe(aff link), I installed it on my PC and my android phone. It works well and it's free, but you can always upgrade if you want more bandwidth.

2. Cannot Scan the QR Code on the screen
Solution: Pay directly through mobile phone wallet So I already sent my bitcoin to Mycelium wallet on my phone (it is one of the wallets that support BitPay's payment protocol), but when I wanted to top up my Namecheap account, I couldn't scan the BitPay QR Code.
I tried this for a few day…