Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chinese New Year

CNY is just around the corner, about a week til the first day of CNY or 初一. CNY marks the beginning of a new chinese calendar or also known as lunar calendar. During this celebration, chinese likes to celebrate it with fireworks, mandarin oranges, 'bak gua', and many more. The most important thing that for those who havent married is to get Ang Pao.. Besides that, there is one thing that many would do during this festive season which is gamble. Usually many will get together to play some card games even before the first day of CNY. Here are some games that usually played:
- Blackjack: this is the most common game being played as it is easy as long as the player know how to calculate.
- Chor Dai Di: This game only allow maximum of 4 players to play and this game requires skills and good memory. The biggest card is 2 of Spade which is Dai Di.
- Poker: Not many play this but some who is daring prefer this game.
- Pak Kah Lok: This is a game where the turnover is high and fast. 2 cards at first and then if ur points is less than a certain number set before the game, you can take one more card. 9 points is the highest.
- Ngau: 5 cards and from there 3 cards must form total of 10s then balance will be your point.

There might be many more but this are some of the common ones. So good luck to those gamblers and Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinese and Happy Holiday to non-Chinese.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Bus Driver in M'sia

This few months Express Bus accidents in Malaysia has increased tremendously. In order to reduce more and mroe accidents, JPJ has taken actions against those drivers that have bad records on the road and also those companies which have problems such as poor handling on driver matters. Eventhough we saw that they caught how many drivers and so on but how come accidents still increasing? Today's paper, there is another accident and this time the driver had 13 summons against him and how come he is still driving a bus and risking the life of all the passengers?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tonite's Moon

After returning the lens to my uncle, i used the Canon's EF 90-300mm USM lens to try out. So the first thing i able to try is to shoot the image of the moon. I found out from forum that the best setup is ISO200, 1/100sec, F10. So i tried and the following image is what i get and i PP it abit on the brightness and contrast and also the clarity. So what u think? I'm quite happy with it but i could say that the lens tends to soft focus abit.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

十五的月亮

Since i'm having trouble getting the photos from Malaysian Open finals uploaded, i decided to put this up first..i took this using the Sigma 50-500 lens which i borrowed from my uncle..comments are welcome..thanks

This is the full moon

This is few days before full moon but i like this quite much

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MotoGP Preseason Test @ Sepang Part1

As preparation for the new season of MotoGP begins, all teams are here in Sepang from 22/01/08 until 24/01/08 for their first test of 2008. I took this opportunity to get a hand on shooting some of those new bikes and their new livery. Here are some shots from their first day of testing where Ducati have some problems with their bikes and limited their run while many fell off the track and limited their run too.

The fastest man on Day-1, Randy de Puniet in his Honda machine
Australian rider Chris Vermeulen in his blue Suzuki machine
Team Alice's new rider Toni Elias
Former team mate of Rossi, Colin Edwards in his new Yamaha YZR-M1
2006 World Champion, The Kentucky Kid in his Repsol Honda
Team Kawasaki test rider, Olivier Jacque
Rossi's new team mate, Jorge Lorenzo, the current 250cc champion
Rizla Suzuki new recruit, veteran rider Loris Capirossi
I'll post up other shots later which includes Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Malaysia Open - Quarter Finals (Pt2)

Here are those pictures of Malaysian in action. On that day, only Lee Chong Wei and woman single's Mew Choo proceed to semi-finals. Today will be the finals and only 1 Malaysian still in this tournament which is our men's single player and top seed of this tournament, Lee Chong Wei. He will be coming up against Korea's Lee Hyun-Il.
p/s: image quality reduce due to fact that it is being compressed to JPEG










Saturday, January 19, 2008

Badminton Super Series - Malaysia Open (Quarter Finals)

18th January 2008, went to Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil to witness the quarter finals of Malaysia Open, the opening series for this year's Super Series. Went there with my darling and also my die hard badminton fren, Kim Fei. Due to hectic schedule, hereby i upload some pics first as picture shows a thousand word..









Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tagged

Tagged: Q & A
Time : 5.52PM
Doing : Wacthing cantonese drama series while doing this tag
Wish to say : What a hot day!!
Mood: ????
Place : 2nd Living Room aka Computer Room
Why blogging this : got tagged by Ser

Rules and regulations
Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it total 20 questions, then tag to 5 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she had been tag. Whoever did the tag will have blessing from all.You must link to the one who tag you, then spread it to 5 people, let’s the game go on, return the tag to sender is prohibited.

1. What is your dream during your childhood?
~~ This is tough as its something like 10-20 years back..so cant remember

2. You like rainy day or sunny day? Why?
~~ Both but depends on when. When it is sunny day, i wish it to rain and vice versa

3. What color that u prefer?
~~ White

4. What song are you into now?
~~ Nothing as im watching cantonese drama series so just ppl talking and the sound of the keyboard as im typing this sentence

5. Where is the place you wanted to go most? Why?
~~ Too many to name it as long as it is a nice place where i can spend it with my darling

6. Which part of you that you hate most?
~~ None i guess

7. When you encounter a sad moment, what would you do?
~~ Nothing, continue to do my things

8. What do you scare to loss the most?
~~ Everything

9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her? Or just keep secret in heart, observing by yourself?
~~ Yes and that is how i got to know my darling

10. How many relationship(s) do you had before?
~~ First

11. If you are forced to let go something, what would it be?
~~ Dunno as i dunno what i need to let go

12. Till now, what is the moment that you regret most?
~~ When i made my darling unhappy?

13. Which type of person you hate most?
~~ Those that irritates

14. What is your ambition?
~~ Successful person in life

15. What is the thing that will make you think he/she is bad.
~~ If the person's action have a bad intention behind the action

16. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
~~ Mayb all leaving in peace and harmony

17. This year's resolution?
~~ Everything goes fine

18. What would you do if stress?
~~ Games, sports, movie, series and many more

19. At what age do you wish to marry?
~~ When both are ready

20. What is a blog means to you?
~~ Just to share things that happened around me

I guess that's the 20 questions and to tag 5, that's a problem for me so i'll just tag whoever i can here:
1. Aleng
2. Chun Keat
3. Alex

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Man Against Machine

Ever heard of Bugatti Veyron? It is the most expensive and fastest accelerating street-legal production car in the world, and it was also the fastest and most powerful one, until it was surpassed by the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
I'm sure everyone heard of Cristiano Ronaldo? While i was searching for yday nite video of manchester united versus newcastle where he scored a hattrick, i came across this video where he race against a Buggati Veyron. Wanna noe who win? check this out..
video

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Quick Facts bout My ITP

Since few days to the end of my ITP, i'm doing a quick facts here regarding what i've done this 3 months. The company i'm being placed in is a company that provides mobile value added services and also provide bulk sms services. This company has gained MSC Status company in Malaysia as they are involved in IT products, have office in Cyberjaya, receive intern(like me) for internship at their office and using computers to do all their work. The place where i need to report everyday which is their main office is located in Desa Sri Hartamas and by taking NKVE, it takes me 30 minutes to reach and paying RM8 for toll inclusive of return.

1st Month:
- when i entered, given first task was to have a run through on their web sms interface and provide a report on my feedback and also improvements for that site.
- after done with that, the next assignment would be using JSP to develop a page for internal usage which took me 2 weeks to do from scratch.
- all of us were given a task which due on 31/12/07 which is to find customer contacts and input to the system. We need to get 5000 contacts by then.

2nd Month:
- doing touch up here and there for the project i done previously
- as previous, getting more and more contacts
- helped to do a mock up system for a customer which took me a week using PHP

3rd Month:
- since just a month more, no new task assigned, so basically main focus is to get those contacts to reach 5000 target.
- helped out on system check to ensure that msg to 019 is ok as im using 019..haha

so basically that's wut i did and im sure most of u have wonderful stuffs to learn n work during ur ITP. Stay tuned for more photo updates in next few post.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Birthday Month Personality Meme

Some say that the older u b the wiser u get; some say the older u b the more responsibility u need to take up... Though i just celebrated mine last weekend, to me nothing different and as i go on i learn along..that's the way i live..

Yday i was tagged by kimfei regarding the personality of the person that is born on certain month, so im gonna check it out whether it matches me...hehe..

Here is the rules of the tag.It is a kinda easy tag.
Rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

THE MONTHLY FLAVORS, WHICH ARE YOU?
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

erm, i guess its quite correct..some i didnt highlight it as its not 100% reflecting me just partially so i guess leave it out lo..

since i need to tag back 12 ppl and i dun think i can tag so many so i'll just tagged a few here:
chun keat, alex, ser, kah chai

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fireworks

To mark the year 2008, every country will have their own celebrations and during the celebration there will be fireworks everywhere. So on the new year's eve, on the way back from my grandma place we passed by Sunway and saw fireworks being blast out and many cars stopped at the road just to view it.

We also stopped there and i came out from the car and immediately setup the tripod and my camera to get some shots. Since this is the first time using this camera to take fireworks shot so im not sure of the settings and wasted the first shot due to overexpose. Then 2nd shot was ok and so does the third one. But its still not good as it is not well prepared and to get a good fireworks shot, we need a good tripod, a remote shutter release and also a black cardboard.

The fireworks lasted few minutes only and to my regret i cant celebrate with my darling as she is in melaka preparing for her exams. I wish that we can celebrate together next time and also all other special occasions.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My NeW GadGeT..

Before new year, i got myself a birthday present which is something which both me and my darling wanted for quite sometime, which is a DSLR. After much consideration and advice from others, i got a Canon EOS 400D.




The Canon EOS 400D together with the box

I bought it a Fotekem Pyramid on saturday which is a day b4 my bday as a gift to myself. It cost RM2700 with the kit lens, tripod, DSLR case, 2GB Ultra II CF card, Kenko UV Filter, Kenko Polarize Filter and extended warranty total of 3 years. I went there with my sister and we spent around 2 hours in the shop testing the camera and the sales person even took out 40D and some nice lens for me to try.




Here is a close up on the camera

I like it so much that i immediately when i reached home that day, i tried it to do some casual shooting inside the house. Took some pictures of the environment outside the house, pictures of cats that we take care of and etc. I really enjoy using it and the quality of the photo is really nice and definitely beaten those from P&S one hand down.




This is the case which is Jenova brand and its quite good and easy to put the kit and additional accessories.

So far been using it for few days and took some shots which i will post it in later posts.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What I've Done

Human are not perfect and we tend to do mistakes time by time. Im sure i did quite alot of mistakes in my life til now and there are some which i really regret it alot. And im sure that i did quite alot of mistakes which made my darling unhappy and angry with me, so i would really like to apologise to her for what i've done. It's always nice to know that you have done things wrong and compensate for the mistakes you've done especially towards those that are beside you. I'm sorry to all my frens, if i've done any mistakes which have caused some unwanted trouble and caused any unhappy moments, please do forgive me as i'm just another human learning the way of life.