Its been a while since I updated my website, well its because I was on a long and strange trip recently.
Starting with Penang for a few days.
Photo taken by a friend... out of focus ... *sigh*
Then down to Kuala Lumpur, finally went down to Sepang International Circuit. Yes there were cars incoming!!!
Then off to Tokyo, Japan for a few days. Very nice city, must go back to visit some day!
Me being a tourist.
Actually Ive been back for over a week. But was kinda busy with stuff, finally got time to start sorting out the photos. I'll try my best to process my photos and publish them. Hopefully wont take years to do that :)
Right, so after a fruitful day 1, here comes a long and exhaustive day two (5th Sept 2008).
If you have not already figured it out, Sunday (5th of Sept 2008) was the race day for GRA. It was competition Round 3. Again I woke up uber early after a tiring day previously. And as I have stated in the previous post, I had a McDonalds drive thru breakfast. Kenneth a.k.a. v0ices came to fetch me from my friends apartment. He was one of the participants for this round, actually he only had the driver seat in his car, and cos he was picking me up, he reinstalled back his passenger side seats, just for me. Thanks man!
The journey to Sepang took about 40mins. Upon reaching, I ate my breakfast, and started walking around and checking out the cars that had arrived.
+Sepang Car Park+
After snooping around for a while, the runs started for GRASS level participants. Luckily I had borrowed a lens (Nikkor 70-300mm) from Stephen earlier. Actually I borrowed the lens last year as well, but ended up using my 18-135mm more as the Vibration Reduction (VR) was very confusing for me. Also my understanding of the d80 and dSLR as a whole was not up to where I am today. Which is just slightly better than before.
+Drifter amongst the GRASS+
And when GRASS level was completed. There was lunch break, so I went off to check out some of the booth there and take some snaps of the people and the sponsors who made everything happen.
+Briefing from Ian Khong+
After the lunch break, the briefing of the ProClass drivers there was a quick bicycle race. Nutters they race everything!
+My most fav shot+
I guess this round has the most pictures uploaded, had to split them into 6 albums. Else it would be too overwhelming to view. Also because of the amount of photos, I got many of them sorted wrongly. In the people album you will see a lonely car, in race album you will see people portrait shots. Just too lazy to fix them.
So after everything was said and done came the prize giving ceremony. Which was about 5.00pm or so. Cant remember exactly.
+I don't know his name but he is definitely the guy taking the video linked above. Maximum Zoom+
+Thanks Kenneth aka v0ices for taking the trouble+
When we left the venue, it was already closing to 7.30pm. Then the guys unloaded the equiptment at the garage, and off we went for a late night dinner.
Had a blast the whole weekend, but there was also a cloud over my head all day cos I had to go for meeting on Monday. It was suppose to be a personal trip turned work trip. Still I cant complain, since my company paid for the air tickets in the end.
Whew, one down and many more back log blogs to go! September is really really a action jam packed month for me!
ps the internet connection sux, I started this post at 11:04pm, its now 1:24AM!
Ah... Back home. Just arrived in Kuching, taking the flight AK5124 which was not late, and landed 18 mins earlier than scheduled time. It was quite a hectic weekend for me. I was suppose to go on a personal trip to KL. But in the end my boss said the clients wanted to do a meeting, therefore I ended up extending my trip there (was suppose to come back yesterday night).
So I left for Kuala Lumpur on friday as indicated in my previous post. So on saturday I woke up around 7.00am and called for taxi around 7.30am. Then I met up with d3vilsim at McDonalds at the Curve. Had an early McBreakfast and left for Lake Garden / Taman Tasik Perdana. Finished the photoshooting event by around 11.30am. Then d3vilsim dropped me to 1Utama. I walked around waiting for Raymond to come join me. And I found the Tamiya Asia Cup 2008 challenge event there. Then when Raymond arrived, we went for lunch and then we went to catch a Singaporean movie "Money not enough 2". I would rate the movie 3.4 of 5 points, 5 being the best and 1 being worse.
After the movie, we headed off to The Curve, to meet up with Surgeus at The Apartment. Then to McDonalds at Cineleisure for dinner. And I bought a 320GB Maxtor Basic Portable Storage for about RM300 plus. So after that, went back to Siaw Pao's house, and zzzzz....
Sunday morning woke up again early was out the door by 8.00am. Kenneth came by and picked me up, we headed to McDonalds drive thru and bought some breakfast meals and headed out to Sepang Circuit. We were there the whole day, and the event ended at 5.00pm or so, by the time everything was packed up we left by around 7.00pm. Then went back to YS's workshop and then off to dinner.
By the time I reached Siaw Pao's appartment was already 11.00pm. Then I packed my bags and Dave sent me to Eastin Hotel. I will break down the individual days as I have some photos to share. Or else this would be a really really really really long post.