Saturday, February 27, 2010

No cats in apartment...



there is a reason why pets are not allowed in apartments..the very same cat has been terrorising my front door for the past 1 year..she is just like an energizer bunny..always giving birth to new kittens..omg..when will she stop...i really cant stand the sound of kitten screetching on my door...

say no to kitty...

Rabiit for food..


Recently during chinese new year i went to my relative house..they have a lot of cute bunnies..and i ask them , what do you do with it? well they say ..food of course..

What do you guys think of eating bunnies.? Some say it is cruel, some say eating bunny or a cow does not make any difference..

Garden LifeStyle Store and Cafe in 1 Utama

Garden LifeStyle and Cafe in 1 Utama is cosy, look more like an english style cafe to me. Dining here is a nightmare..The waiter is polite and good but the food take a very very long time to reach me..A curry mee which take more than 40 minutes to reach me? that is rediculous..


They gave me this free cheese cake as way of saying sorry. Not bad. very good service recovery.





The food here is just ok. The price tag here does not justify the quality of the food served here..maybe that is the trend nowadays..to get some kopitiam food, package it nicely and create a so call classy environment and charge you a premium for it..i can get the same type of food outside a normal chinese kopitiam with less than half the price sold here..

F4 Restaurant in Sunway USJ .



This F4 restaurant is situated in the Sunway USJ industrial area..first of all i dont know how they get their license to operate a restaurant in industrial area..as far as i know all restaurant need to have a set of "renovation rule" such as tile to be a certain number of height, etc..but this F4 just somehow manage to put it through.. Maybe the restaurant owner is a good friend of some other politician in Sunway..

We are talking about 100 tables here..not your usual small business..this is big business i am talking about...well maybe tax free, maybe not..most of the captain who are taking order here are from China. I have seen more and more chinese from China work in restaurant nowadays..


The food here is so so only. I think the main attraction here is the price..I dont think there is other place in sunway usj where you can order chinese 10 course cuisine without breaking your piggy bank,..

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 for micro 4/3


Panasonic 20mm f1.7 for micro 4/3 is the fastest prime for m4/3 very tempting to get one but then i already have the 4/3 leica 25mm f1.4 so this will be a redundant to me.. the only reason i would go for this i the size..

Monday, February 22, 2010

The essense of life ...



Water is one of the natural resource taken for granted by homo sapien..we waste water...we pollute them and one day we are going to suffer from all our action.. so please save water, dont pollute them and thanks god u still can access clean water easily now.. spread the words..peace.

Lotus



I always like this flower..born from such a filthy place and yet look so elegant..

My Olympus E-P1 pics








Just in case you wanna see Olympus E-P1 upclose here it is..photograph using Olympus E-3 and Zuiko 50mm f2.0

Putrajaya Night Scene


Taken using Olympus E-3 on a tripod..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

PapaRich Restaurant





During CNY eve most of the chinese restaurant is closed, except those ang moh type of chinese restaurant like paparich. the food here cost double or triple compare to a normal chinese kopitiam..which i consider a rip off. But wat todo..CNY eve ma..still need to get some food. a curry mee cost me rm9.9 !! WTF..where is the price police!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tien Hou Temple


Taken using Olympus E-P1 iso1600 handheld.


Every chinese new year devotees come to Tien Hou Temple to pray..this year is more happening cause they got show..singers, performer, etc..

Olympus is launching E-5

I suspect Olympus is launching another flagship the Olympus E5.
.New Olympus Teaser
The Olympus E3 is way overdue.. even the latest E-P1 have better sensor and IQ compare to your flagship. What a shame..

The list of stuff i would like to see in the upcoming Olympus E5 are:-

1. Better high iso performance. give me at least an usable iso 3200
2. Smaller and lighter.
3. Add in Auto HDR
4. Add in Art filter
5. Add in Panorama Sweep function just like the sony ..
6. Add in GPS tag support
7. Higher FPS..make it at least 10 fps. Otherwise dont call it a flagship...
8. Improve noise reduction function. I still see hot pixel in long exposure..damn it.
9. Improve the auto gradation function. Right now turning it on will do more harm than good to the photo Image quality
10. Video recording in HD 30 fps and 24 fps mode enabled
11. Stereo audio recording capability
12. Make it really weatherseal as i hear more than 1 encounter where sand got stuck on the button and some other area..or should i say..pls make it sand proof?

anyway in another 10 days i would know if my prayer has been answered or not

No electric and water during Chinese new year

On this chinese new year eve i was so piss off when i reach teluk intan...cause there is a blackout..come on TNB you can do better than tat...to add salt to injury i found out that in bahau there are some intermittent water cut out...WTF!!! wat is happening... pls buck up...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year



Tien Hou Temple feb 2010..chinese will go to temple to get blessing from the GOD.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympus E-P1 firmware 1.3 to be launch in march 2010

Version 1.3 will address the occasional freezing of the camera display while manually focusing

i would say this is a useless update..please give me ways to use AF asssit on my fl-36R or dump me a couple of art filter like diorama then i am happy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Let There Be Light - Joe McNally


This is Joe McNally setting up his computer for the next session...( picture taken using Olympus EP-1 iso 1600 . Double click to enlarge)

I attended Joe McNally - Let There Be Light seminar recently in Shangri La hotel. At first i feel silly. I was thinking why would i pay rm380 to attend a seminar just to listen to some marketing talk and most probably another prograganda to promote the wedshooter.tv website or worst another nikon marketing agenda.

But I was wrong..the opening by Louis Pang is very inspiring too. The Guerilla Lighting guide by Louis Pang shows us what to expect and do during a typical boring wedding shots. A few tricks was shared during this session but somehow i hate the idea of Louis keep on emphasizing on the promotion of the wedshooter.tv i mean i dont pay rm380 to come here to listen to some marketing talk. I know rm380 is not a lot to others but it means a lot to me. Other than this i would rate Louis as a very humble guy who is good in wedding shot and most probably over emphasized on this wedshooter.tv promo that day.

Then after 12 the auction session begin to auction off a few masterpiece by Joe. No guessing the pic of Datuk Michelle Yeoh hanging from a helicopter over the Hollywood sign manage to get the highest amount fetch that day,,rm5000

When Joe session starts everyone was very eager..at first he show some 1 flash technique and i was like WTF not all these basic session again..oh no...then some boucing technique..i was like..damn..i feel cheated..then he switch over to the umbrella and then softbox and then ...u get the idea..i feel relieve..excited..cause i am glad i was wrong again..what Joe just did was to show us from the very basic 1 flash setup to errmm let say 5 flash setup ! and to show us how to use different light modifier to create differnt masterpiece.

I am also glad that i dont listen to some of my friend who say this seminar would be a waste of money...

Keep up the good work Louis Pang for organizing this event and hopefully there will be another session next year or maybe end of this year!

Rating : 5/5

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mayc Cheah Photoshoot



Photoshoot Session with Mayc Cheah
Camera: Olympus E3
Len: Zuiko 12-60
Flash : fl-50R and Fl-36R

and

Camera: Olympus EP1
Lens: Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4

Theme: Lingerie, Sexy

I was firing two remote flash using my E3 and the result is quite satisfactory. However the EP1 does a better job thanks to it built in soft filter effect.








Monday, February 1, 2010

Howto photograph a moon !



Gears:-

1.Tripod (Manfrotto)
2.Camera (Olympus E3)
3.Tele Lens (Zuiko Digital 70-300)

Follow these guide line

1. Dont use Image Stabilize
2. Mount it on tripod
3. Set focus to manual focus
4. Use ISO 100
5. Shutter speed can be 1/100
6. Aperture is F10
7. Shoot RAW
8. Metering can use spot

And with the setting, tools and enuff practice. you can have your own moon photograph on the wall!

Mayc Cheah


Camere: Olympus EP1
Filter: Soft focus
Len: Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4

Kawaii Effect using Olympus EP-1



The e-potrait function in Olympus EP1 is my fav .... say bye bye to photoshop..