Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Source from : http://community.dcmag.co.uk/photos/sirmegavs_photographer_of_the_year_2007_portfolio/default.aspx
My friend, Jeremy recently join this competition for the Photographer of the Year contest and above is just one of his many masterpieces. I wanted to join the competition too, but I don't think I have any impressive photos at all other than many shots of my girlfriend. Apart from photography competition, I'm also keen to join some fishing competition such as U5 also known as Ultraman Challenge, but the competition had been postponed.
Rather than competing, I took my girlfriend to watch The King And I last weekend. I had a discounted ticket from Toyota and they gave me 2 VIP seat! I had watch quite a few musical or theatre performances in the past such as The Forbidden City, Miss Saigon, Singin' In The Rain and Rashomon, but it was quite far from the stage! This time, I'm sitting at the first row, the conductor is just in front of me, and the stage is also just right in front and it was one hell of an experience to see the performer and the orchestra so near.
And today, Leanne treat me Black Canyon Coffee. I think I found my favorite coffee joint. I'm so tired of Starbuck these day. She and Taufik laugh when I told them that I went to see musical with my girlfriend. They never think I'm the kind of person who appreciate art and musical performances. They must be thinking that I'm just a typical "Mafia" ... if you know what I mean.
No, like my friend, Jeremy. I love musical, art, museum, wine ... nar, I'm more of a coffee and tea drinker. I'm also into sportfishing, running, and hiking. I got a feeling that my next outdoor trip will be with orang asli going into some deep virgin jungle for some sportfishing activity.
Gosh, it's raining cat and dog here! I better finish off my friend's work. I'm helping him doing some presentation for a talk later today.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Another day of running back to health. For the past few days, I had actually turn down many invitation to party at club, pub, eating supper, smoking, cigar, and eating good food. Delicious food are usually extremely oily with tons of unhealthy ingredient. Not easy to say no to all those, especially those who invite you, will start laughing or think that I'm joking. Enjoy life, and you may actually live a shorter happier life. Although it can be real LAME and PATHETIC if you actually work hard (or maybe you think you are working hard), didn't get to enjoy life, and still die young due to some unforseen circumstances.
I usually run 1-2 round, then go for some sit-up exercise and then go back for additional running, and then sit-up again. But sometimes I may just skip the 2nd round of sit-up exercise. Well, still lack of the motivation and mental power to go do the extreme. I'm actually planning to go for some mountain walk in the near future with some semi-retiree. It would be embrassing when a young punk like me, can't finish the walk or fainted half way. Maybe I might drag my buddy, Jeremy and his girlfriend along for the walk. The last time, his extremely hardcore girlfriend actually make it up the waterfall without even taking a rest, while I almost fainted and die along the way. Talk about stamina ....
The above photo is taken using Olympus E-500, f3.5, 1/2 sec, ISO 400 and is actually a cup of chinese rou gui tea. I'm not a big fan of chinese tea and there's only a few type that I drink, unlike my rich friend, who only drink Da Hong Pao and Rou Gui all the time. And nothing beats drinking a cup of hot tea after running like shit :)
Chance favors the prepared mind. Just remember this very important quote. What happen when you see an unknown girl sitting in front of your gate at 3am in the morning?
Sunday, July 01, 2007
After watching too much Supernatural and Prison Break lately, I finally encounter some supernatural event.
It happen just now when I came home, as usual, I will open the gate via my remote control, and drive into the car porch. While driving in, there's a girl sitting at the pavement beside the gate and she stared at me, while I stared at her. Once inside, I closed the gate, and started giving my mum a call, telling her that there's a girl wearing white t-shirt and black short, sitting alone just outside our house. Of course, I was still inside my car (locked) and started thinking if I actually see a ghost or what. My brain did a quick analysis, maybe she's my brother or sister's friend. But if she is, then where the hell is my brother and sister. Then I started thinking maybe she's those kind of supernatural stuff.
If she's supernatural stuff, then why I get to see her and why my house, I started asking myself. For a moment, I got pissed off, got out from the car, and started staring at her but she didn't look back, she was sitting still, staring at the opposite of the house. Then I decided to ignore her, and open the door into the house, and there's my brother and mother about to come out.
They keep asking the girl ... "girl, girl, why are you sitting there?". I was about to call the police, when my brother rush in, to tell me that she is his ex-collegue, and .... it's another exorcist story.
Anyway, it's one hell of a long story from here onward. After this incident, I realise I'm one fucking angry dude, and even if she is a ghost or my ex-gf(s) or current turn into ghost to come seeking for revenge, I'm going to beat the shit out of them. (Thanks to my current gf for telling me story of wearing red and commiting sucide story). Fear is a just a state of the mind, and it's what you choose to believe. LOL ....