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Living life at its best

A geek's journal on things that did not matter the most.

Aidil Fitri & Taiping...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It's a festive week for Malaysians last week. Muslims around the world celebrate the 1st of Syawal (Islamic month) after a month of fasting. My Aidil Fitri was spent in my hometown, the laid-back and relaxed town of Taiping. Not that much activities were done except receiving visits from relatives, and visiting relatives :) Much of the activities were 'interrupted' because of the rain. Yes, Taiping is the place that receives the most downpour in Malaysia. It rained from midday all the way to the wee hours of the night.

But still, my camera and I still went around the town...

Lake Garden:

Have a seat :)

I love the trees

After a heavy downpour

Backdrop of Bukit Larut/Maxwell Hill


Jet Tebuan

Jet Tebuan

Railway station:

Welcome to Taiping

Going up north

Sit down and relax

Night time:

Land Office during night

Street of Taiping at night


Old Skewl 'Pelita'

Lepak Lepak kene teh tarik

That's it... No people shot because I was lazy :P

As usual, the whole gallery is at my FlickR!


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A bunch of geeks with cameras - Part II

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Venue: Nelayan Seafood at Titiwangsa and the surrounding
Date: 20th October, 2006
Agenda: Buka Puasa & Take pictures... Lots of them

Nelayan Restaurant

Again, this is a somewhat contuinity from the previous entry. Only this time, the numbers of wannabes photographer took part just grown hehehe... It was not organized by us as a group, just hitching a ride and taking advantage when some close friends' company decided to throw a "buka puasa" gathering for friends and their clients... A warm shout out to Intranium Sdn Bhd for organizing a hell of a "buka gathering"! Although it rained quite heavily, but it was very nice to see and hangout again with old friends (of course the people that used to be overly technical with IT are jumping into cameras were interestingly growing :D)...

The Titiwangsa shooting spree:

Malu malu kucing :D

In front of Nelayan Seafood restaurant

KLCC, KL Tower and Istana Budaya - Viewed From Titiwangsa

Istana Budaya (Palace of Culture) Night Time

The lense shooter (Some of them):

One of the weapon (of mass construction)

Setting the Canon S3

One 'fatherly' Nikonian dude :D

One (borrowed) Nikonian Digital SLR, One Nikonian Film SLR

One Ultra Zoomer, One Ultra Zoomer + Film SLR

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Since this week is the last week for Muslims around the world "Puasa" and next week will be celebrating AidilFitri, I just want to take the opportunity to wish all who celebrates AidilFitri:


And to those who are not:

Happy Holidays! Be extra careful on the roads.


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Saturday, a bunch of geeks, a bunch of cameras..

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What do you get when you got a bunch of geeks with cameras and it was Saturday night? A one hell of an orgasm of photography shots! Hahahahahaha! That's what happen to me yesterday... and to the other mates who went for it hehehe. We've already planned about hanging out together and have a massive photo shoot orgy of everything hehehe and at last, after days passed by, trying to find an all-agreed day, we went for it.

Call 1-300-88-2525!

So we've agreed to meet up at our favourite spot - Plaza Low Yat at around 4:30PM but since it rained, tr00wa was the first to arrived followed by PJ and then me. Since it's getting near to buka puasa time, the three of us just decided to book a place for us. Originally, we've decided to have a go at the BB Nasik Ayam Hainan Chee Min but since one of us is kinda 'was was', so we've picked Pizza Hut BB. At around 6++++ PM, syscalls, gbam and bomba arrived.. Main table topic? No. It's not about which pizza toppings is the best. No. It's also not about which side order to get. No. It's not even about computer related stuff. YES. Cameras! Hahahaha... Geezz I've never thought we would be this geeky unless it's about IT stuffs. I guess people changed. And so does geeks. hehe.. Main attraction at that moment, syscalls' Nikon F80 film SLR and gbam's Nikon FM2 film SLR (Now this one is really one old school SLR camera) ... of course Powershot S3 will always be a topic to discuss hehe...

Old skewl FM2.

After a quick "buka puasa", went down for tobacco(ciggerettes) smoking session, a little "window shopping" and straight to our night shot location - KLCC. Now I've been there and back to KLCC for, God knows how many time I've been there to shoot, but I've not really done any real night shots in that place. And the fact that I'm going there with a bunch of close friends with the same intention and interest - priceless (and sweet too :D)

Bukit Bintang after "Buka Puasa"

So there we were, taking the first shot right after stepping out of the car, trying to compose our shots, finding the best angle possible, metering the exposure, finding the best shutter and aperture settings for the scene etc. etc. Haze was ever present, but this time, the haze also helped us, a bit that is, in making our night and long exposures. Gotta love it man! The fun, the joy, the thrill, the fear of being called as "poyo" carrying tripod-mounted cameras all around the KLCC park - what could I say, you've got to be there to get the feeling :D Totally Awesome! Couldn't be better if I might say :)

Asy-Syakirin KLCC Mosque

The Petronas Twin Towers KLCC

Human Silhouttes

KLCC Water show

Water Pipes of the KLCC's show pool.

The Two 'Dolphines' at KLCC

Calling it a day. Next - Titiwangsa!

Next week: Titiwangsa - Friday's night time scene! Really looking forward to it!

Bored with your usual daily activities? Find something totally different to do. Works the best when accomplished with a bunch of guys/grrlz who shares the same thing ;)

(Iklan Jap)

How do you call yourself a geek?

Q: Are you and your friends are geeks?
A: What do you think? Whenever we hang out, we definately go into the very technicalities of every subject that's being raised. Computers - it's not about fast processor, but rather on the frequencies of such processors. RAM - it's not about putting quantity in, but rather identifying which RAM has the matching frequencies of the MOB. Cameras - it's not about just taking pictures, it's about the technical capabilities of such cameras (off course the subject of how does it cost is always present) like fastest/slowest exposure value, aperture values, exposure compensations, CMOS, etc.etc.etc.

Q: Are you *really* a geek?
A: I find good programming skill is sexier than a half/full naked lady(at least in theory). I find having a data center in my house is sexier than a house full of super cars. I find owning something like Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II or Nikon D2X is damn cool than owning a Harley.

Q: Are you enjoying it?
A: That's Affirmative! Totally!

(Iklan Tamat)

How about you? Enjoying being who you are? If not, turn to the dark side and become a geek with a camera like us hehe.. No. Just be yourself and enjoy it. Sometimes, the smallest of things can make a humongous different. Question is, do you know how to appreciate it? I do, and I think my fellow geeks also do.

I think I should stop now. I'm making no sense. Titiwangsa, prepared to be shot at next week hehehe.

Our group 'orgasmic' photo shots is available here.


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More morning takes - digital.[v] style

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yeap! Again, this week is all early morning takes but pretty limited due to haze. I'm not gonna mumble on haze coz I've already mumble about it before so there is no need to repeat it again :)

I hate haze but on this particular moment - the haze just made the shots. It kinda gives a sort of serene feeling to the atmosphere.. almost (At least that's what I felt at that particular moment :D) Well as they say, what goes around, comes around (or is it the other way around... whatever...) Previously the haze just killed my practise session but now, it kinda helped me on my night shots. Just love it.

Bukit Jalil Star LRT Station

Bukit Jalil Stadium

In front of Bukit Jalil STAR LRT Station

Somewhere in Bukit Jalil Staium compound

This time, I did some experiment with water droplets - result: I just love it. I want more water shots! hehe

Life giving water - Shot 1

Life giving water - Shot 2

Life giving water - Shot 3

There is always something beautiful in life. Use your imagination :)


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a week long of mornings... digital.[v] style

Friday, October 06, 2006

My style of morning for the whole week. Where most people rushed to work, I, on the other hand, is making my journey back to my home and getting ready to call it a day. And along the way, I'm addicted to metering the exposure, reading the live histograms and pressing the shutter release button :) I just find early morning is one of the best time to shoot through the lense hehehe... And to be frank, I enjoyed for the most part of week long of (early) mornings :D

While waiting for the LRT to come on Tuesday morning.

Somewhere in Masjid Jamek area.

On top of the Commonwealth Hill. (Good place to join Tai-Chi classes)

*miniature* version of a tiger.

New meaning of staying connected.

Apart from this, there's nothing fancy going on. Life is as usual. Working, go home, do some house work, sleep, wake up, go the inlaws for break fasting and going back to work. Ordinary but I made a point to enjoy it with a digital camera. My WISHLIST is still open. Anyone wants to be 'the' generous person? By the way, a fellow Flickr/Blogger mate from Chesterville, Ontario, CA, Scott, is also looking for the same thing as his wishlist. Anyone? But above all, just put me as the first in your list hehehe.. (No offense scott hehe)

~ digital.[v] style
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My Wishlist :D

Sunday, October 01, 2006

My Wishlist (Anyone wants to give it as a present?):


Every now and then, I just take night shots (using long exposures) right after "buka puasa" whenever I have to "buka puasa" outside...

Bukit Jalil National Stadium (There's some concert going on during this time)

On my way back to home sweet home.

So anyone out there who wants to buy me a Canon EOS 400D as a present? Pweaseeee! hahahahaha

Selamat Berpuasa! (Raya nanti jangan lupa hadiahkan Canon EOS 400D kat aku! hehehe)


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