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Secret Birthday Party...

... which failed. But there was still a lot of cake and a lot of food and a lot of fun! Last week Daphne was asking if we (me and friends) would like to help her celebrate her dear's birthday party by giving him a surprise party. So we all gathered the peoples, and tried our best to surprise him. Well, lets just say things didn't go according to plan =) half of it did. 

Yes  I know all the photos color balance is out, I am lazy, can or not ?

Below is a 3 minute video clip mashed up by me. Hit play then pause it for the video to load, come back up and view when its done :P

Suppose to be one cake, then turn to two and three ;)

George's moves when he finally came up :P

Well at least he was quite surprised that there  were so many cakes!

Candle that almost died~ :P

Cutting of cake

Playing with his 'cameracake'

I think I have a better shot in my compact camera.. but still have not take out yet =.=

George with his actual camera ~ 

http://www.finepix-x100.com/

Foosi talking with Gladys

wants some cake

Desmond eats Cecilia's cherry, Foosi gets angry

Satisfied face.  Who said the 50mm f/1.4 is not sharp?

Testing out the ringflash. Both had one eye closed LOL!

Group Photo, stolen from George's fb acc... Taken with the X100 awesome results.

So now you can go back up to the top and play the video. It should have finished loading, unless, you have a really slow connection.

 

[Gears: Nikon D300, 17-55, 50, Sony DSC-T90]

 

 

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Madness at Rajang Lobby Lounge

My friend Peter from Miri drop by town last week and we had our dinner Mei San at Grand Margherita Hotel. After that I headed down to Rajang Lobby Lounge but he took his family to some other place. I met up with Jimmy, then came Rose and Yien Yien.

At first there was one

Then came many friendsThey can really drinkSee how happy she is?Drinking also can cam`hore^^draught beer

Met another Nikon there

They were happy cos they won over the guys at drinking!Seriously Yien Yien and Rose are good drinkers. They guys were no match for them ! After a few rounds of straight up bottoms up beer drinking they decided to up the ante, drink using straws! 

Alice having a go as well

Jimmy having a go at it

Steve having a go at it

Lu mau challen aku?没眼看

Guys never challenge the ladies! ! ! hello~ maca~~~ apamacam! Kelson checking beer level make sure is fair ha!

WInner ! erm... *hic*Time to pay upif you squint carefully beer was 504RM! ! !

Lets view the clips from the night ! (freshly uploaded to youtube)

[video removed sound error, will check and recompile and re-upload tomorrow.]


Ops, till next time!

[gears: Nikon D300, 17-55mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, Sony DSC-T90]

 

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Lets go bowling

On 9th October we had a small gathering for Alvin of Pazuzushot.com. His birthday was on 6th October. We all gathered for seafood dinner, thanks Alvin. And because he had to do blood donation the next day we could not go out and have alcoholic beverages. So instead we went bowling.

The last time I tried this sport was back in the 90's. And I was not good at it, at all. For starters I was damn skinny and didn't have much strength. I would not even make it half way thru the game. By the 5th round (or wat ever you call it) I was out of energy and my arms were hurting. 

Interestingly this time round I was able to finish 2 sets and only manage to wash the drain once. Not bad for a 2nd timer eh ? I think all this heavy lifting of camera gears have given me some muscles~ =D

 

[GEARS: SONY DSC-T90]

 

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walk walk shoot shoot

Last sunday I was invited by Anna of Dine with Annna to join them (bloggers) for a eat/shoot/play/buat lawak session in town.

We met up at the Next Cafe (享记茶室) a fehmes (famous) eatery in Kuching. Its famous for many things, namely the delicious noodles(some may disagree), the long wait, the delicious soup, the long wait, the cramped of the shop, the long wait, and probably the antic’s of the workers and shopkeepers of Next Cafe.  

After the long wait every one was excited that the utensils came and started taking out the camera’s

This is everyone! Cynthia, YienYien, Anna, Rose, TimothyOur initial table was too small to fit all six of us therefore we ‘extended’ it when the people in the next table left. Then the food slowly came. And instead of digging in immediately we, as usual started taking photos first!

Rose taking a picture with her Nokia 5800XMAnna’s had a lot of practice doing this pose. xDTim: Noodles mine! Go away!Anna sempat make face.

NoodlesSoupPro

Suddenly appear a plush toy!Then there were two plush toys!

We finished up our brunch hastily and was “halau-ed” (driven away) by an aunty who could not wait to sit down at our table, she was forcing her handbag on top of Timothy’s camera bag LoL. Some people. Walked to bishop’s gate and Timothy whipped out his light shaping tool. Anna and Yien Yien decided to play at the door / arch / gate.

Jump Jump Jump ! Kudos to Yien Yien for jumping in heels. When Timothy was finished setting up the light, they started to “work it”. 

Pro~me? I saw a cute birdy~It went to find a friend.Serious! Anna paying business loan

So that is where she keeps the plush toys!Yien Yien all wet n scared from the rain. LOL! Epic!Anna posing for Tim with Cynthia’s helpAnna taking photo of my sunnies, Rose taking her doing the action.Anna and Cyril at backgroundThe next photo was the most interesting and hilarious one. Yien Yien, Rose, and Anna posed for me with their hair covering their faces, was intended to create a creepy photo. Then I made a comment “Smile a bit” and they did (I didn’t know, I was making a joke) I followed up to my own comment, “As if can see”. Then they were laughing, I realised that they actually smiled when I asked them to. LOL!!!!

Scary picture turn funny pictureFaces of Timothy =)

Timothy the Protwins?Closeup.one leg stand!Group shot? Sigma 10-20 f/4Good shot by AnnammmmmSo after that we walked to the Old court house. But our journey was interrupted. xD by lek tau suan (Sweet green beans).

mmmm

Close up.Anna kacau the aunty’s sweet green bean porridgeThe Aunty (seller) was curious and asked where we were from. Actually every time I go to shoot at carpenter street area, we get asked that a lot.

Alien Anna eating Lek Tau SuanRandomSo finally we made it to old court house looking for places to take photo. And Yien Yien was posing for Timothy when something funny happened. A kid saw her from opposite side of the road and started screaming out on the top of his lungs telling its dangerous and she should get down or was it to tell his parents I have no idea but that kid is loud! xD

Yien Yien’s Mantis Stance

Yien Yien was a bit annoyed~Random!1st arrow, serious! 2nd stable with hands! 3 not screwed on! hehehe I thought it was a fun pictureCleanshot! before she…

*Instead of making animations I decided to lay it all out in sequence. I think its better than animated, cos it would mean larger files but at smaller resolutions.

 
xDNot to be outdone…

No, it was just a coincidence. Or was it…Awesome!

<3 I think she is right eye dominantSigns that they were all going to too much LEVELing UP.Kick!learned that in class didn’t ya. Looks good!Random!Pakcik Tim’s turnKicked so hard that the sky crackedTimothy wanted Rose to go up there and show off some of her ninja skills… her answer was…

a big NO!So instead Cynthia and Anna decided to show some of the other ninja skills they knew…

xD

Photo Observations

I noticed that light bounce off many things, even on cloudy days. 

Green castAs you can see from the photo above the green cast is coming from the blades of the “grass” (I have no idea what it is, definitely not grass, lets just call it grass for easier reference). Even up to the brows. That day it was rainy and quite cloudy. Yet it was bright enough to show the cast on Anna’s face.

I like the feel of the next shot, but it had a bit of green cast so I tried to post process the photo, and while I was at it, I removed some pimples.

Edited

I also added some red tone to the hair, looks kinda nice. No? There is still a hint of green on the temple, but much better than the original shot. IMHO.

Original versionIt was a very fun sunday for me. We all decided to go to Song Kheng Hai to have a drink and then left for home.

Rose relaxingWhen she realize that I was taking her photo…

:-P

till next time.. Chao!

Gear: Nikon D300, 50mm. 17-55mm. 80-200mm, 10-20mm & images were shot in JPG.

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driftbaby & wui

I have known ming (driftbaby) since 2004 or so via one of my website / forums. He has always been the creative and a very giving person. Good sense of humor and personality. He has been trying to pass me the invitation card for his wedding for a month. As I was travelling all about in Nov, everytime he text me I was out of town. Finally caught me a week ago.

So the wedding dinner was on 3rd Dec 2009. Held at the Association of Churches in Sarawak. The other time I was there was for the Sin Chew carnival. It was a large venue, even then the parking was just ample. I had to park all the way at the back. Anyways this round I didn’t bring my heavy gear, only my Sony Cybershot DSC-T90.

It was a huge 8 course meal… and at my table 2 were vegetarian, 1 empty seat and a girl (so eat less la!). Its been a while since I have attended a wedding dinner where I left with a full tummy.

I purposely chose to bring only the compact camera cos I wanted to shoot some videos. So here is the result of the night. All the clips combined it comes out to be just under 8mins. Enjoy

It was very interesting with all the dancers and stuff. Its probably a trend now, as everyone wants to make a more memorable wedding dinner xD I must say this is quite memorable.

This is us… the 4 guys left… Melvin had to run so the rest of us had to eat his share as well. Matthew, Allan, Jordan, Driftbaby, Wui, and ME.

And have you ever seen such a cute and adorable wedding car?

This car is his pride and joy. He has been working on it for a good 4 years. And it is still not complete. Restoring it slowly but surely.

Well it has been a blast knowing ya.. congrats driftbaby! So when is driftbaby jr coming along ?

 

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