So last Thursday, after finishing up a photo assignment, I came home about midnight, very tired. Showered and wanted to check emails for a while, only to find that the computer was not responding. It was warm to the touch. At first I thought that there was a power outage, maybe the power supply was cut and the computer didn't reboot. I pressed the start button, after a while, I was greeted not with the familiar Apple logo, but in its place was a folder icon with a question mark on it. Being the first time encountering this situation, I was quite curious, thinking to myself maybe the boot sector or something got corrupted and it could not find the hard disk, or it could be a physical problem.
So after the previous Classic Car Convoy, two weeks (11.03.2012) later we all headed out again for ANOTHER convoy. I think because the previous one we didnt get to play much, as the rain was pretty heavy. No one had anychance to show off their rides :P
And after the convoy, we were a CLUB (if you drive a classic, we want you!). Looks like many clubs are getting it on in Kuching these days. Good sign!
Okay, so as per usual it started way early in the morning. The convoy gathered at the usual meeting place and was suppose to start going at 7.00am. I arrived at 6.50am. Umm.. haha! So I did not manage to capture much photos at the gathering place.
Then we headed off towards Serian. It was a relatively sunny drive with spots of rain here an there. But a much better drive than previous trip :) I was busy running about mounting my trusty Sony DSC-T90 here and there trying to capture some footage which I had in mind since last convoy. You can view the finished 'product' at the end of the post. You can skip ahead if you do not want to read my mumblings :)
After a good hour of driving we finally reached Serian. We kind of caused a scene by showing up in such volume and variety. haha. Becaused we were parked between the only petrol kiosks there, most heavy trucks and such could not get to their fuel~ haha !
Moke! This ride is so cute!
Fast bugs! Could not catch up!
Bug Bums hehehe
Silly grins :)
It was difficult to take any photos with traffic slowing down to admire all the classics on display. So after 15 mins I gave up trying >_< and headed for morning coffee at a nearby kopitiam.
Then it was decided we should continue the journey to Ranchan Pool. Some decide to head back to Kuching by this point. Serian to Ranchan Pool is just a 10 mins drive away. Have not been there in ages. If I had known we were headed there I would have brought my towel and have a go in the pool!
So while everyone was busy resting under the shade. I was out trying to capture some images. Turns out I did not take as much as I imaged. =\ Or hoped.
Then we all decided to head back down to Kuching. With a slight detour unknown to many.
We actually stopped at Siburan, community hall or something. Didn't know it was open for public I just followed in. :) Loved it because finally, out of the SUN!
Six Totoya Celicas.. Three by same owner >_< (envy)
Very mint Mini. Love the er... colorful color! Hmm.. very mint fresh!
While we were lining up the cars for a group shot. We seemed to have attracted a large crowd. People were piling in and taking posing and taking photos with the car. Haha it was a real slight.
It was fun. Took me a while to complete the video, as I shot nearly two hours of footage, and had to compile it into under 10 mins video. So enjoy it. Play in HD if your connection is fast enough.
Warning: The video gets very dizzy in the middle (4 minute mark on wards). Sorry about that, I was under the influence of flu medication when I was editing the video.
So that concludes our little trip on an early sunday morning. Thanks for taking the time to read, if your interested to join us with your classic ride.
Since my previous posting on cleaning stuff (Celica Update) I was told by Jorj that I could actualy try to use it to clean my watch.
This was the end result after drowning it in the multi purpose detergent for about 30 mins.
This time round I only put in about 1/3 of the cleaning solution and 2/3 of water.
Normally my watch is pretty clean, well as clean as I could get them. Our Malaysian weather does not help, so I'm always sweating. One of the hardest bits to clean on the watch was the strap and the small gaps in between the pieces.
To my surprise when I dropped the watch into the cleaning solution orange looking moss came growing out of the gaps and stuff. I should have taken some shots of the water, BEFORE putting the watch in. The light button had a growth which was darker shade of red close to black. I was surprised of where all the grit and dirt came from inside the gaps of the straps. Amazing.
Check out the video below also includes 10 seconds of time lapse photography right at the end.
Warning: If you plan to drown your watch please ensure that the seals are still working or else you may get liquid in your watch. I will not be held responsible if anything happens to it :P
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]
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