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Laser therapy at Paragon X3

I was suppose to post this during the 2nd anniversary of Paragon X3 Dance Club a week ago. But I was out of the country(Indonesia) and had not been able to make the post. Therefore I'm just sharing it now. 

In case your wondering how come I do no go to other clubs and shoot, well its becaused I was commisioned by the club as the official photographer for a few of their past events. While other clubs are asking me to shoot for free, at least this one helps to cover the expenses. So I don't mind giving them a free plug.

As per the title, it was a laser therapy at Paragon-X3. Prior to their second year anniversary, they had upgraded their lighting, audio, and video system. But most noticbly was the amount of extra lasers and lights they have installed.

Will my Nikon D300 sensor die an early death from all this laser abuse? ^_^

According to the management, more lights are coming in! This is only 1/3 of what they had planned! 

As per usual, the place is packed to the brim on all levels!

DJ Phat Brown from Kota Kinabalu rocking to house~

Lets dance ~ 

Kinda love this above picture. Feels like she was energizing off the music~ ^^

This is a splice of video I shot that night on 7th May 2011. Testing doing videos with out iMovie. Took me a while. Not 100% happy but its a learning process.

It was tiring as usual but fun. When it ended we were pretty much deaf and blind. Damn laser therapy. Love it.

 

[Gears: Nikon D300, 17-55 f/2.8, Sony DSC-T90]

 

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PS. Here is the video taken on the actual 2nd Anniversary which I missed. =(( as you can see from the video there were more lights!!!

Paragon X-3 2nd Anniversary (27th May 2011) from DvjKitz on Vimeo.

 

Next phase

Yesterday was my last day with Jump Retail Sdn Bhd. I have been working there since Feb 2007. 3 years 6 months. Learned a whole bunch of thing during my time there. During the 3.5 years, many aspects of my life has changed. I went to many places met many interesting people. Got to play with a lot of really cool gadgets.

What a journey it has been. I'm kinda of glad that it is over now tho... Feels like the ropes has been cut and I'm free. A very liberating feeling. =)

Many people ask me why, I reply, why not? Let us give something else a shot. That was what happen in 2007 when I got the job, no prior working experience in the line. Jumped right in. Came out 3.5 years later, still alive and kicking. 

So whats next? Well, the next phase starts next month. A little project which has been growing at the back of my head for about 10 months now. Hopefully all goes according to plan. Else I will go back to growing mold in my room. :P

 

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end of the month (i)

Wow time sure flies. And I only managed to do one journal post!So I guess this post will be a mash up of everything that happened this month (so far)!

So what has been happening for the past 3 weeks ? Hmm.. good quesiton..I have no idea. days seem to past so quickly when the year is coming to an end.

After shooting the Classic Mini

Myself and rest had a photo session at Barzing. Thanks to the owners to allow us to have a bit of fun in their beautiful place. We were so engrossed upstairs we didn’t manage to ‘play’ down stairs.

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Elaine

That night we shot two beautiful ladies. Elaine and Mariana. But I’m only posting Elaine’s photos for now as I have not complete processing Mariana’s photos. Elaine’s photos are HERE.

Here are a few more of my fav pics of the night.

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Beautiful Setting

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She did her make up herself~ nice work!Love all the details she did for her appearance

And following that, on Friday (18-12-2009) evening after work, me and the guys went on a street photography and sunset hunt. It didnt really pan out as the sun was hiding behind a bunch of clouds. haha! 

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Mosque Selling newspaperI borrowed the TAMRON 2.0x teleconverter from Chze. plugged in my 80-200.

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BirdyAfter failing to find good place to shoot the sunset we all decided to go down to the water front to try our luck.

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Dewan Undangan NegeriClouds rolling in

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My fav of the outingThen we decided to try out some CLS.

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Mr PathfinderAfter about another hour of mucking about we went to carpenter street to have our dinner, at Aladin Cafe. 

Photos of the street shoot HERE

To be continued…

long day yesterday

I landed in Kuching from LCCT at 11.23pm.  My flight was suppose to take off from LCCT at 7.40pm But at the end of it, the flight only took of at 930pm or so. What a long day it was. The day started of slow with heaps of meeting and updating in HQ. Then we went out for lunch and the more meeting. Which I didn’t finish as I needed to catch the flight back to Kuching.

The taxi came at 4.30pm. The taxi somehow took a wrong turn and we ended up taking more time to reach the air port. Normally it only takes 50mins or so. But this ride took about 1 hour 30 mins or so. By the time we reach there we had about 20mins before checking in to the boarding area.

I went to use the ticket kiosk. Slotted in my credit card and I got my ticket printed out. When I tried to go to the xray area the reserve police said I needed to get my printed ticket chopped. Hmm… So I turned around to counter 68 to get it chopped.

Blur. Purposely one. :P

So I got in to the boarding area. Sat down, chatted on my mobile for a while. Then they announced that the flight was delayed due to bad weather. So, I played some PSP games. Then they said the plane was having some malfunctions. So I went online on my laptop to play some Facebook games. And finally we boarded the flight AK 5218. On the plane we waited and waited, they announced that the plane was having trouble getting some clearance issue or something. ~_~”

It’s one of those super long days! After much delays, I finally reached home 11:40pm.

 

Which leads me to the next segment of the story.

 

While I was in KL on Tuesday, I recieve calls from a number which I’m not familiar with. I rejected it and the fellow kept calling back up to 4 times. During the break I returned the call to find out that it was a courier service which was knocking on my door at home. I asked where was the item from, the dispatch replied “USA”. I was kind of surprise, as I thought the books would only come as the 1st shipment a month later(cha-ching).

If you were reading the posts I made before you will know I was pretty pissed off at amazon.com. After responses from my friends on my journal and plurk. I decided to inform amazon.com of my disatisfaction with their packing service. And also to ask what were my options.

To cut the long story short, this was what I got as a reply

I am sorry to hear about the problem you experienced with your shipment. It is certainly not our intention to ship damaged products to our customers.

We make every attempt to package items securely to protect them during shipping, but sometimes damage does occur.

We always appreciate customer input on how we can improve our store, and I’ve passed your message along to our shipping department and to minimize the chances of anything like this occurring again.

We’ll replace this item at no cost to you. However, you do have these options:

1. We will replace the entire set at no additional charge (we’ll create a new order with charges and issue a refund for the defective item. Charging you for a new order helps it clear customs more quickly. )

2. If you prefer to keep the item we will refund 25% off the purchase price of this item

3. You may return the entire set for a full refund.

So obviously I wanted the books so I chose Option 1. here is a bit of timeline. Of the painfully long process. 

16 October - Opted for Option 1.

19 October - After a few more emails. A new order was placed (US$116.06) & processed to replace my 3 damaged books.

20 October - They told  me where to send the books to. So I went to the post office to send the parcel. It was 2.8kg. shipping was a shocking price of RM 135.30 (US$ 40.03).WHAT THE HECK! I can buy another boook with that ! We are being ripped off by Pos malaysia!

21 October - Refund of US$ 40.03 to my Credit card.

27 October - Books arrived at my house collected by my dad.

29 October - Refund of US$ 116.06 to my Credit Card.

 

Arriving home last night at 1140 when the taxi dropped me off, I saw the package and immediately opened it up. This time it was in better condition but there was still some dings on the edges. Anyways much better than having water damage. So Im glad that I can enjoy the beautiful photographs in the books.

Overall the experience has been long and tiring. Im glad that amazon.com allowed me to return the items and even paid for shipping on my end even tho it was more expensive than it should (I cant imagine if next time I need to send rims to Ireland, it would cost gazillionz of dollars!)! Thanks amazon.com you have turned a pissed off customer to a happy customer !

 

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Day trip to Sapi Island

After 3 days of training in our KK office. On Saturday morning we (myself, Yeo, Annie, Aslina, Peter & Chris) went off to Sapi Island for a day trip. To get some sunshine and some seawater :D We were quite worried as the weather forecast was that there will be thunderstorm in KK. As with any weather forcast we dont know where will be raining and when exactly it will come. But lucky for us the rain was in the late after noon and we had already known so we left at around 2pm.

This is where we left for the island.

Annie, Peter, Chris, Yeo and Aslina (holding the camera)

Sapi Island is a small beautiful island just about 10 mins off the Sutera Harbour. The facilities at the island is like any other island in Sabah, GOOD. I guess it was one of the smaller islands in Sabah. The beach area was quite small, but good enough. We arrived around 9AM, greeted by bright and sunny day! Really takes the mind off work!

One of the few sign on the island.

Beautiful clear waters.

This was sot on the other side of the island.

We had a lot of fun in the water. Even Yeo and Chris who initially did not want to get wet, ended up buying shorts and joined us in the water. They even had a go at burying Chris

One interesting thing about this island is that around noon time (lunch time) the lizards come out looking for food. These buggers are huge and NOT scared of people. Some have tails about 1 meter in length. We were warned not to stand too close as they might last lash out their tails and that would be bloody painful if they can swipe you off your feed and bite u. HAHA! It was not just one or two, it was a whole colony of lizards coming out of the woodwork for lunch.

Wild and dangerous.

Its always good if there is an off time after travelling to go relax and visit the local place of interests. Will upload more photos to the usual galleries when its done. I need to get back to doing reports on this beautiful Saturday.

Before that 2 more photos from the island.

Marine police doing their rounds?

Yeo said got dead body on the beach, HAHAHAHA!

 

Hopefully got chance to go to another island soon! schweeet~

 

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