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wet, tired and sore

whew wat a weekend!

flew to Kuala Lumpur yesterday at around 11am. Headed to Equatorial Resort in Bangi. As my colleague Steven got married and had his wedding reception there. The room was quite decent! He provided me the room. Mr Yip and I shared the room.

Today after checking out, me and Mr Yip went to eat the famous Fish Head noodles in duno where lar.. Im bad with directions... bah! Then he dropped me off at Amcorp Mall... I have been meaning to go to Amcorp mall but never found the time. SO this was not a planned visit. I walked in, and I found J One. A famous for decently price photo gear company. And I made a unscheduled purchase of a manfroto tripod costing RM 630.00.

Then I went off to Shah Alam. To watch the GRA Round 4. It was fantastic! I wish we had something similar in Kuching. It rained quite hard. I got wet, my sports shoes got wet, my socks were wet.

I was there from 1pm till 7pm. lugging around my camera bag which was about 3.5kg and the spanking brand new tripod about 3kg. -_- now my left shoulder is so sore. especially my left collar bone. Ouch!

But it was worth it. I got to practice more on my panning shots. I understand more now. Thing is still not used to the VR lens which I borrowed from Stephen. The stabilizer system is wonderful on still objects, but once the lens move, it has a really strange sensation. As the gyro is fighting your hand motion.

So since the air tickets were already paid for, lets look at how much I spent on TAXI rides this round.

  1. Airport to Equatorial Bangi resort - RM 43.00
  2. AmCorp Mall to Shah Alam Stadium - RM 30.00
  3. Taman Mayang to LCCT - RM 70.00
So all in all my taxi travels around KL is RM 143.00. The most expensive was the ride from Taman Mayang. Not only did the driver take the wrong road, he was not experienced driver, very twitchy and almost made me late for check in. When I reached the air port, I had only 4 mins to check in. Didnt even allow me time to grab something to eat!

I reached kch around 11.30 pm. Took a taxi ride home, RM 14.50. Super expensive for a ride no more than 5 mins away. -____-

Time to sleep! Have to work tomorrow!

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kuching

right! AGAIN! RANTS!

Wah liew! the kuching drivers really STEADY LOR... today most of those I meet on the road, obstructing the road one is all talking on the hand phone while driving... yak yak yak yak like multi billion dollar business! Then the best part is they all were doing it when they were at the junction trying to get out into the main straight or into a round about. WTF! bad driving attitude la... only scare police, not scare lose life or limb is it ! Some have a car full of kids. WAH LAU! Use hands free lar! EXPENSIVE MEY! NOKIA got promotion now RM 99.00 ONLY!

Idiots!!!

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unlucky

So the unlucky streak continues.

We reached Sematan safely. Left Kuching around 1pm, reached there about 2.30pm. Immediately hit the beach! It was awesome. Saw a dead jellyfish, we all froze a while, because this beach is rumored to have a LOT of jellyfish. After 3 mins of splashing around in the water, we all forgot our fears.

The first to arrive was myself, Ah Yap, and Daniel. Then 2 hours later, came Gabriel and Irene. Lastly George, Ivy, Andrew and Melvin. And around midnight, Willy.

The Palm Beach Resort is actually quite nice, but a bit expensive I would say. Dinner and Breakfast is inclusive. Those who buy the meals would have to pay RM48.00 which is about RM 12.00 per meal. For RM12.00 in town, you can eat a really good meal. The BBQ pit was located at a concentrated location, so we could not sit around the chalet while we cooked. The rental of the pit cost RM25.00 excluding charcoal. Even with special relationships with the owners daughter we could not bring down the price :P oh well.

I pulled my arm muscle last night while lighting the fire for the BBQ. Didn't get any sleep because one batch of friends watched tele till around 1am. Then another batch, play BIG2 (CHOR DAI DEE) till around 6am. So my sleep was in and out in and out.

So we were all merrily heading back to Kuching city when disaster struck! My friend Willy was driving a Mazda Fighter in front of me. His car radiator failed and sprung LEAKS. My car, had a leak as well, on the top fiber panel of the radiator. Luckily he stopped, if not I might have shared his fate. Well, I still share the same fate as him la, only thing is I do not need to replace the WHOLE radiator. Only the top bit. I already asked my mechanic as soon as we hit Kuching, it will cost me about RM200.00+ to fix the leaky problem.

Damn.

I'm so tired, need to log out, need to sleep. Tired...

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on the way back from the airport...

...I met a lady who drove a black Toyota Camry who drove about 2 kilometers without switching on the headlamps... Why is this strange? Well, the road was under construction, and there were NO street lighting... Secondly she was tailgating me... I drove slow on purpose, so she could not speed up... hmmm... Only when nearing a construction site, did she realise and finally switched on the headlamps...

Some people! How can you not notice you do not have the lights on!?!?! HOW??? on a road which was under construction!!! The best part is she had a friend sitting next to her, and the friend didnt even notice ???

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Yup wedding invitations... Starting from last month... people are getting married by the bus loads! And yours truly got invited to a few of them. Hooray! Normally I go to about 0 - 1 wedding reception per year... Now I get to go to 4 within 2 months. Hahaha. Why am I so happy? Isn't it obvious? My friends are getting married bah... Therefore I'm happy for them lar...DUH!!!

Argh... But.. I'm still single... ... ... and old ... and gray... ... ... bah.. this is turning depressing... better go to bed now...

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