Saturday, August 15, 2009

Golden Nikon

Nikon FA and FM Special Edition in Gold

As a Canon user, I really am jealous about this...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

200905 Trip to Penang

Talk Out Loud: Too many thing running around my brain... hard to concentrate...


Hanxue, Mee Leng, Fay Chin, Gee Way and me @ Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Was on a trip recently to Penang, thanks to Hanxue and Mee Leng for inviting me, for a 2-days holiday and food-hunt.

More photos coming up...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Solar Eclipse

Did you see the total eclipse yesterday? Here is how it looks like somewhere in China.
Eclipse is a very nice name... hmm....

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celebrating Growing Old

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

  1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone…
  4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
  5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
  6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.
  10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry..!
  13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their
  14. journey is all about.
  15. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  16. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
  17. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  18. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful..
  19. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  20. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  21. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  22. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion, today is special.
  23. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  24. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  25. The most important sex organ is the brain.
  26. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  27. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
  28. Always choose life.
  29. Forgive everyone everything.
  30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  31. Time heals almost everything. Give time.
  32. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  33. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  34. Believe in miracles.
  35. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
  36. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  37. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
  38. Your children get only one childhood.
  39. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  40. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  41. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  42. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  43. The best is yet to come.
  44. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  45. Yield.
  46. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

My say:

Some younger people may think that this article is irrelevant to them as they are still “young”. But if you think of it again, everyone is growing old as well. It is a fact of life that we may not realize…

Thus, I believe that many of the above lesson is very relevant to everyone (some apply to female readers only :P ) but that should not stop you from celebrating your life

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Mini Camera

Found this on the web recently... love it... and wish to get one as well, but alas, sold out already...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen

Talk Out Loud: The rush to watch this movie is crazy. By 11.30 am, all tickets of the day (up until 12.30am midnight show of the same day), was sold out. I managed to get my two tickets but it was on first row...

Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen is really a long movie... 2 hours 30 minutes with almost nonstop action is abit too much.

Story-wise, it looks okay but I must stress that it does not justify all those robots that are featured in the movie... First of all, these many new robots are there just to make a cameo appearance in the movie (some people comment that this is to give it a reason to be appear on the shelves in those toys stores). Also, maybe due to their cameo, there was no "introduction" about them except that they came to Earth when they received the signal sent by Optimus Primes at the end of the first movie. A good as the CGI is done, it actually did a bad job at differentiate the many Decepticons, since most of them are in about the same colours. I got confused as to who-is-who and who-the-h***-is-dat?

Maybe the director purposely choose not to follow the original storyline but I find that many of the robots (Autobots and Decepticons) does not really talk. This actually dehumanized those characters that was supposed to be very human-like in the original cartoon...

The fun part about the movie actually comes in from the Twins Autobots, Mudflap and Skids. Both are hyperactive and talk almost nonstop. They actually provide the comic-relief for the most part of the movie and for most of the time, I thought there are not really useful. It was until their "battle" with The Constructicons who combined to become Devastator... I like their attitute then when they seems like having fun even though they are facing a very big problem, the Devastator.

Another comic-relief was in a form of Wheelie. It is a blue radio-controlled toy monster truck. Initally, it served Decepticons but soon realized that he can choose to be on the forces of good. Initially caught by Mikaela, Wheelie soon become attached to her as he found her "hot".

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lens Mug

A special mug that looks like a lens... found it in

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Talk Out Loud: How I wish I can go out shooting...


I couldnt believe it but yet, it happened.

I was so positive that I didnt hav dengue that my mind couldnt register how it could hav infected me. Anyway, in a twist of fate, I found out that I did hav dengue.

Difference is, it was a mild one and it didnt really affect me in anyway except for the rashes that suddenly become visible one afternoon.

But by then, I am already recovering, as what the doctor stated.

What surprise me is that I am able to run in a marathon for 11km when I am having that dengue.

As for the record, my platelets went down to 128 level only. (I cant remember the equation at the back...

Friday, June 05, 2009

Being a Photographer is not that easy

Talk Out Loud: Boss went outstation and I am in charge of the dept... Muahahahaha... but that means I would do all the works... T.T some more, I have feeling feverish le.... no good no good...


Believe me when I tell you that being a photographer is not that easy. Dont believe what I am saying? Take a look here and you should get the idea.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Me @ Bali

Talk Out Loud: Wanna strangle that someone dat "destroy" my day.


@ Kintamani, with Mount Batur in the background.

@ Turtle Island

@ Uluwatu

@ Tanah Lot

More photos in my other blog. Wanna see it? Click here.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bali - A summary

Talk Out Loud: I didnt realize I took so many photos. Now processing like hell…


It is always good to be able to go to a foreign country (either for work or for holidays) and learn about a different culture.

Last Saturday, a group of friends and me departed from LCCT KLIA to Bali, Indonesia. The whole group, eight of us, consisted of Weoi Li, Li Jin, Ji Long, Ling Sze, Kok Lim, Wen Chai, Suk Fun and, of course, me!

It is a 5 days trip where we would be covering many place there.

I wont write much about the daily events. Instead, I would just put in a summary of where we went and what we did there.

Day 1:
Jimbaran Bay – Seafood dinner by the sea. Too bad didnt managed to catch the sunset. Ride to Lovina and check-in to the hotel and rest.

Day 2:
Lovina Beach – ride on boat to the middle of the sea to watch dolphin in the wild. Visited the Holy Hotspring and dip in the hotspring (not so hot actually), Brahma Vihara Temple (largest Buddhist temple in Bali). Went to Kintamani for lunch (forgotten what restaurant) before check-in to Lakeview Hotel with best view of Gunung Batur and Lake Batur. Visited Puncak Penulisan, Pura Ulun Danu. Dinner in hotel and slept early.

Day 3:
Woke up early again to watch sunrise but disappointed as there were many clouds. Visited Tirta Empul, Gunung Kawi before lunch in Denpasar. Went for water sport in Tanjung Benoa (tried Parasailing and visited the Turtle island where I hold onto a snake, turtles and iguana. Visited some craft shop (selling gold, silver, arts and souvenirs) in Denpasar before watching Kecak dance somewhere nearby). Had dinner in Bebek Bengil (must-try: crispy fried duck). Check-in at hotel at Kuta before going out for a stroll around the beach.

Day 4:
Visited Uluwatu, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary before dropping by Bu Oka for lunch (must try: Babi Guling aka suckling pig but not for those who are not adventurous). Continue with visit to Goa Gajah before going to Tanah Lot for the sea temple, sunset and of course, shopping. Managed to get a tattoo for myself plus some other souvenirs for colleagues. After dinner, went for another stroll at Legian Street. Should hav came here earlier… it was so happening.

Day 5:
Went for a walk at the beach before walking around Legian again, this time with a purpose – find a place for Balinese massage. It does feel great and maybe, I am hooked. Also visited a coffee factory and a shop selling Bali layer cake before going to the airport to check in.

So, here is a list of new things that I managed to do:

  • See dolphins in the wild
  • Parasailing
  • Touch a turtle
  • Hold onto a python (I hold a green snake before)
  • Watch kecak dance
  • Eat crispy fried duck
  • Get a tattoo
  • Got a Balinese massage

Photos would be available soon. Some already available in Facebook but more to come soon.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Back from Bali

Talk Out Loud: Holidays over! Back to reality.


As some of you may know, I went to Bali last Saturday.

After a five days holidays, I am finally back in Malaysia yesterday night.

It is another one of those great trip that I went on…

More posts and photos on the trip soon… (I captured all the photos in RAW mode… Thus I would need more time to work on it… Will start my work later today!)

I did many new things there… more info? wait for my upcoming posts…

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Significant of Wesak

Talk Out Loud: Coming Saturday is Wesak Day in Malaysia. Would be very busy then... Got assignment as well...


Vesak is also known as the Thrice-Blessed Day because it commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha. It is observed by Buddhists all over the world on the full moon day in the month of Visakha, from which it derives its name and which usually corresponds to May. Variations of the name are Wesak, Vaisakha, and Vesakha. Vesak (or Vesakha) is the Pali form and Vaisakha is the Sanskrit form of the name of a month in the Indian lunar calendar.

Buddhists who follow the Mahayana tradition observe the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha on separate days. For example in China, Taiwan and some South-East Asian countries like Malaysia, the birth is celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th Moon, the enlightenment on the 8th day of the 12th Moon and the passing away on the 15th day of the 2nd Moon according to the Chinese lunar calendar. In Japan, Buddha Day (the birth) is observed on 8th April, the enlightenment is marked at Jodo-e in December and the passing away at Nehan-e in February.

The Birth

The following is reproduced from The Life of the Buddha by Venerable Dr. H. Saddhatissa (Unwin Mandala 1988)

In the year 560 BC there was great excitement in the land of the Sakyans because Queen Mahamaya was to bear a child. According to the custom of the time a woman expecting a baby would return to her parents' home for the birth, and in due course it was arranged for Queen Mahamaya to make the journey to the neighbouring kingdom of her father. The King sent soldiers ahead to prepare the way and the Queen set out, carried in a decorated palanquin and attended by a large company of guards and retainers.

On the way to Koliya the party passed by a garden called Lumbini Park where, attracted by the trees and flowers, the Queen ordered a halt. It was intended to be only a rest, but while the Queen was lying in the leafy and fragrant shade of a Sala tree in full blossom she went into labour and gave birth to a son.

There was no longer any reason to continue the journey to Koliya and the party returned to Kapilavastu, where the new prince was greeted with great rejoicing. He was named Siddhartha (which means `wish fulfilled') by a proud and doting father.

Note: there are many legendary and symbolic elements in the accounts of the birth of Siddharta Gautama, who was to become the Buddha. Two of these are quoted here from Edward Conze's translation of the Buddhacarita by the first century Indian poet Ashvagosha

* He came out of his mother's side, without causing her pain or injury. His birth was as miraculous as that of Aurva, Prithu, Mandhatri, and Kakshivat, heroes of old who were born respectively from the thigh, from the hand, the head or the armpit. So he issued from the womb as befits a Buddha.

* When born, he was so lustrous and steadfast that it appeared as if the young sun had come down to earth. And yet, when people gazed at his dazzling brilliance he held their eyes like the moon. His limbs shone with the radiant hue of precious gold, and lit up the space all around. Instantly he walked seven steps, firmly and with long strides. In that he was like the constellation of the Seven Seers. With the bearing of a lion he surveyed the four quarters and spoke these words full of meaning for the future:`For enlightenment I was born, for the good of all that lives. This is the last time that I have been born into this world of becoming.'

The Enlightenment

To quote again from Ven. Saddhatissa

The time had indeed come for Gautama to achieve what he had been seeking for so many years, and the events of that day as described in the texts, are imbued not only with symbolic meaning but with peculiar calm and dignity. Taking the offering (ed: a very special bowl of milk rice prepared by Sujata), he went to a nearby river called Neranjara, and putting the bowl on the bank he entered the water to bathe himself. He then returned to the bank, sat down with the bowl in his lap and began his last meal as an aspirant to Buddhahood. The meal over, he washed his hands and the bowl and placed the bowl on the water to float. Then he said:`If today I am to attain full enlightenment, may this golden bowl swim upstream.' The bowl immediately did so. Gautama spent the rest of the day relaxing in the woodland along the river bank.

In the evening Gautama got up and made his way to the Bodhi tree -the `Ficus Religiosa', another tree sacred in India and known as the `Tree of Enlightenment' -which he had chosen as the place for his great act of meditation. On the way he met a grass cutter called Sotthiya who gave him some bundles of `kusa grass'. This grass was regarded as sacred and was used by Brahmins for sitting on. Gautama spread this grass at the foot of the Bodhi tree, turned to face the East and sat down in a meditating posture. Thus began the great trance from which he was to emerge on the full moon day of the month of Vesak as a Fully Enlightened One, a Buddha.

The course of Gautama's meditation is elaborately recounted in the ancient texts. At an early stage he was confronted with worldly temptations in the form of demons -an episode markedly similar to the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. He then moved through various stages of spiritual ecstasy, called to mind all his previous forms of existence, and pondered how things come into being and disappear. With his mind purified, he then considered the nature of defilement, how it is caused and how it can be destroyed. In doing so he shed from his mind the various forms of defilement -the defilement of sensual desire, of the wish for continued existence, of delusion - and finally achieved the deliverance that he had sought for so long. `Now the cycle of rebirth is ended for me,' he said afterwards, when talking about his experience. `For me this world no longer matters.'

Note: this took place at what is now called Bodhgaya. There are also legendary and symbolic elements in the accounts of the Buddha's enlightenment. We quote again from Edward Conze's translation of the Buddhacarita in his book Buddhist Scriptures.

* Because the great Sage, the scion of a line of royal seers, had made his vow to win emancipation, and had seated himself in the effort to carry it out, the whole world rejoiced - but Mara, the inveterate foe of the true Dharma, shook with fright. People address him gladly as the God of Love, the one who shoots with flower-arrows, and yet they dread this Mara as the one who rules events connected with a life of passion, as one who hates the very thought of freedom. He had with him his three sons - Flurry, Gaiety, and Sullen Pride - and his three daughters - Discontent, Delight, and Thirst.

But Mara could achieve nothing against the Bodhisattva, and he and his army were defeated, and fled in all directions - their elation gone, their toil rendered fruitless, their rocks, logs, and trees scattered everywhere. They behaved like a hostile army whose commander had been slain in battle. So Mara, defeated, ran away together with his followers. The great seer, free from the dust of passion, victorious over darkness' gloom, had vanquished him. And the moon, like a maiden's gentle smile, lit up the heavens, while a rain of sweet-scented flowers, filled with moisture, fell down on the earth from above.

*When, through his Buddhahood, he had cognized this fact, the earth swayed like a woman drunken with wine, the sky shone bright with the Siddhas who appeared in crowds in all the directions, and the mighty drums of thunder resounded through the air. Pleasant breezes blew softly, rain fell from a cloudless sky, flowers and fruits dropped from the trees out of season - in an effort, as it were, to show reverence for him. Mandarava flowers and lotus blossoms, and also water lilies made of gold and beryl, fell from the sky on to the ground near the Shakya sage, so that it looked like a place in the world of the gods. At that moment no one anywhere was angry, ill, or sad; no one did evil, none was proud; the world became quite quiet, as though it had reached full perfection. Joy spread through the ranks of those gods who longed for salvation; joy also spread among those who lived in the regions below. Everywhere the virtuous were strengthened, the influence of Dharma increased, and the world rose from the dirt of the passions and the darkness of ignorance. Filled with joy and wonder at the Sage's work the seers of the solar race who had been protectors of men, who had been royal seers, who had been great seers, stood in their mansions in the heavens and showed him their reverence. The great seers among the hosts of invisible beings could be heard widely proclaiming his fame. All living things rejoiced and sensed that things went well. Mara alone felt deep displeasure, as though subjected to a sudden fall.

The Passing Away (Parinirvana)

Again quoting from Ven. Saddhatissa

The Buddha carried out his ministry for forty-five years. The first intimation that he could not continue for much longer came while he was visiting a village called Beluva to spend the rainy season. During his stay there he fell ill, and began to suffer severe pain. He bore the pain uncomplainingly, but he thought to himself:`It is not right for me to pass away and finally attain nirvana until I have spoken to my attendants and taken leave of the Sangha.' So by force of will he fought the illness and found the strength to go on.

Then the Buddha summoned Ananda and said to him:`Ananda, what does the Sangha need from me? The Law I have taught is clear, there is no secret version of it distinct from the one I have explained; I have not kept a closed fist on anything. Now I am old, Ananda, I am past eighty. So, Ananda, let each of you make a refuge for himself, an island; and let that refuge be the Law and nothing else.'

Their retreat ended, the Community once more set out and in due course came to a mango grove belonging to a man called Chunda. On learning that the Buddha was present, Chunda went to see him, and after hearing instruction from him invited the Community to take food with him the next day. The following morning the Buddha went with his followers to Chunda's house, where they were served a rich meal which included mushrooms. It was after, and perhaps because of, this meal that the Buddha's sickness returned. This time there was to be no recovery.

Despite his illness, the Buddha went on his way, coming eventually to a place called Kusinara. Here he settled in a grove of sala trees on the bank of the river Hirannavati. Ananda prepared a couch for him between two sala trees and the Buddha lay down. Then, addressing Ananda, he again make the point that it was not he himself, but what he said, that mattered. `It may be, Ananda,' he said,`that in some of you the thought will arise "the word of the Master is ended; we have no teacher any more". But that is not the way to look at it, Ananda. The Law which I have explained and laid down for you all, let that, afer I am gone, be your teacher.'

The Buddha then addressed the monks around him. `It is in the nature of all things that take form to dissolve again. Strive earnestly'(to attain perfection). These were the last words of the Buddha who then, it is said, moved through various rapturous stages of meditation until he passed away. His remains were cremated with the honours due to a royal person.

Note: as with other significant events in the life of the Buddha, there are many symbolic and legendary embellishments to the story of the Parinirvana. Again we quote from Conze's translation of the Buddhacarita by Ashvagosha

* And when the Sage entered Nirvana, the earth quivered like a ship struck by a squall, and firebrands fell from the sky. The heavens were lit up by a preternatural fire, which burned without fuel, without smoke, without being fanned by the wind. Fearsome thunderbolts crashed down on the earth, and violent winds raged in the sky. The moon's light waned, and in spite of a cloudless sky, an uncanny darkness spread everywhere. The rivers, as if overcome with grief, were filled with boiling water. Beautiful flowers grew out of season on the Sal trees above the Buddha's couch, and the trees bent down over him and showered his golden body with their flowers. Like as many gods the five-headed Nagas stood motionless in the sky, their eyes reddened with grief, their hoods closed and their bodies kept in restraint, and with deep devotion they gazed upon the body of the Sage. But, well-established in the practive of the supreme Dharma, the gathering of the gods round king Vaishravana was not grieved and shed no tears, so great was their attachment to the Dhamma. The Gods of the Pure Abode, though they had great reverence for the Great Seer, remained composed, and their minds were unaffected; for they hold the things of this world in the utmost contempt. The kings of the Gandharvas and Nagas, as well as the Yakshas and the Devas who rejoice in the true Dharma - they all stood in the sky, mourning and absorbed in the utmost grief. But Mara's hosts felt that they had obtained their heart's desire. Overjoyed they uttered loud laughs, danced about, hissed like snakes, and triumphantly made a frightful din by beating drums, gongs and tom-toms. And the world, when the Prince of Seers had passed beyond, became like a mountain whose peak has been shattered by a thunderbolt; it became like the sky without the moon, like a pond whose lotuses the frost has withered, or like learning rendered ineffective by lack of wealth.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Want to go for a movie

Talk Out Loud: Feeling sick again... why......


I have not step into a cinema for a very very long time. I cant remember when was the last time either. I guess it has been too long...

Now that "Summer" is here, alot of new release of movies that could be consider good are starting to show in cinema. And I wanna go to watch...

Sniper (Cantonese) - Now showing
Knowing (English) - Now showing
Angels and Demons (English) - 14 May 2009
Terminator Salvation (English) - 28 May 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (English) 26 June 2009

I may consider the below as well...
Push (English) - 14 May 2009
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (English) - 21 May 2009
Monsters vs Aliens (English) - 28 May 2009

So, if you are going for any one of the above and you dont mind a company, let me know...

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Climb - Miley Cyrus

Talk Out Loud: 12 more dayz… Bali, here I come!


Heard this song a few days ago and find it very meaningful. Decided to check it out and was surprise that Miley Cyrus sang it…

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain

I’m always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
*I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Talk Out Loud: Shutterbug biting again…


I never would have imagined that I could do it so fast. Last week, I was not even near my previous record of 1.7km. Yet, I managed to hit 2km yesterday and somehow, I believe I can push it some more…

Still, believing that I have done enough for my training, I slow down and stopped. Alas, I suddenly felt some pain on my ankle. It was painful as I still need to walk that one last lap to cool down and drive back home… Luckily, it is not as bad as I have thought

Monday, April 13, 2009

The week that was...

Talk Out Loud: Ny mum said that I am moody these few days... is it? If yes, maybe I didnt have enough sleep...


The weekend that was...

I am RM220 poorer on Saturday... The story started during the weekdays when I suddenly realize that my car's air-con system is not working properly. There are wind that come out but just the type of cooling that I usually get... Thus, on Saturday, I decided to bring my car for a check somewhere, instead of sleeping which I really need... I was driving my car around and when I noticed an open shop with the word Air-Con, I just parked my car at the front of the shop and ask one of the fella there to help me check it out... After a while, he gave me a diagnosis and told me how much I need to pay... RM220! Whattudo! I need that air-con...

Sunday start with dhamma discussion in KCBA with the committee members of DYC2009. For someone that started preparing the topic to talk about the day before, it is really a miracle... haha... I asked for feedback afterwards and they say it was good enough... I believe it can be better...

Have BKT with them after the meeting. We went for the Fey Kay BKT in Bayu... Not sure how they feel about the BKT here but I love it...

Verdict: Highly recommended!

Went for steamboat with family for dinner and we tried the Ori Crab Steamboat near Klang Parade... Nothing to shout about... In fact, the soap for both chicken and tomyam are mere miserable... We ordered for three person and the stuff that they gave is not enough at all... (We usually order for three and that would make us very full by the time we finish). I have to order an extra dish...

Verdict: I wont recommend anyone to go... just not worth it...

Monday, April 06, 2009

988 Cruiser @ Klang

Talk Out Loud: Seriously thinking about getting a camera bag... but it is gonna cost me a fortune... Should I???


What started out as a photo-shooting trip went totally different yesterday...

Initially, I was thinking of driving to Tanjung Sepat or Bagan Lalang to take some photos of sunset or anything... But while I was just starting out on my journey, I heard on the radio that the 988's Happy Cruiser is here in Klang (actual position at that time is at Station 1, behind Klang Parade).

As I have never been to their "stop" before (I met up with the MyFM's Cruiser and's Cruiser before), I turn my wheel around and get there as soon as possible... Not sure why but there werent much of people there. Nevertheless, it is still fun having able to see them.

There are three cruisers this time but I only remember one of their name: Karen. She looks very cute...

Karen is the one on the right!

Anyway, I got a bottle of Twister's Orange Juice, a magazine (Reno and Deco), a RM50 voucher from Miko Hair Studio (who want this? I dont have the need for it just yet) and some car stickers...

So, this is another first for this year, I guess...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Run, Alex, Run

Talk Out Loud: I realized that alot of people still visit my old blog... Guess, I should continue running it and the new one as well...


I am sorry if I disappointed you but this is not a post about an upcoming movie or something.

Instead, this is a post about running.

Yes, running as in using your two (under utilized) legs to move yourself from one place to another in a faster pace than your usual walking speed.

It is very hard to believe but I am sure that most of you who are reading this, have not been running recently. Yeah, maybe that 5 meters dash to catch a lift but that hardly count as running.

By no mean, if you want to consider it a decent run, at least try to do a 400m run... If you want to do a 100m run, by all means do it but dont tell me you are going to take your time to do it... 100m is meant for speed and you should be running as fast as you can in it...

But if you are going to run further, then it is okay to conserve abit of energy but run at a constant good speed.

What I am trying to say here is that life goes on no matter what you do (or didnt). Would you rather just sit there all day and do nothing or would you try to do something about it while you still can?

I used to be someone who just sit around throughout the day but I decided to change it early last year. Instead of doing nothing for myself, I start picking up activities that would benefit me somehow...

And one of the activities that I took up is running. Many of my friends didnt know but I have been running since the beginning of last year... In the beginning, I can hardly do 100m, even when I am jogging very slowly. But as times goes by (with constant run), I managed to improve my stamina alot (compare to the starting time) and somehow help in keeping my body fit (although there is still alot more that I can do to improve my body).

But after some injuries in the middle of last year, my running frequency become less and less. In the end, the running has been replace by badminton session...

Recently however, I found out that badminton alone couldnt help me get my body to a better shape. When a friend suggest that I start running again, I decided to give it a try, this time a more serious determination...

Currently, I am running twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, after work. It was kinda hard initially as I found out that my stamina has went back to the bare minimum level but again, with constant run, I have managed to do three laps without stopping.

For those who run alot, I know this is nothing much but for me, it is a good progress. But I am not going to satisfy here... I am hoping that by the end of the year, I can do 10 laps without stopping. That would be another one of my aims for this year...

So, have you been working on your aims lately?

Sunset @ Bukit Malawati (HDR)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Some time, some people would just do something that other would not expect one to do... something like this...

Dont understand what I am trying to say? Here is how I look a while before, hehe...

Guess, you understand now...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009