Monday, 29 August 2011

The World of Technology

I really didn’t expect that the match between Man United and Arsenal could end in such a way. It was really humiliating to see the much weakened Arsenal team lost 8-2 to the in-form Man United. Anyway, I think the teams that can possibly break down the Man United defence now are Man City and Liverpool. Do you agree with me?!

Nowadays, Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is becoming one of the hot items among the youngsters and perhaps some adults too. Because everyone is now emphasising more on taking quality pictures rather than blur pictures. And various functions provided in a DSLR can really add in some spices to the pictures which a normal digital couldn’t, for example the light capturing, focusing and many others. Not only that, the technique of taking a good picture and the angle too must be at the tip of your fingers. That’s why a professional photographer needs a DSLR to give their best shots!

But sadly, 7 out of 10 people who hold a DSLR do not really know how to use it to perfection! They don’t even know the basic stuff e.g. ISO, the function of shutter speed, the aperture size etc. And the funniest part is that they use the AUTO mode rather than the MANUAL mode to capture pictures. Ok, not only I who observe this, but my friends too! So, why this “kids” want to spend so much and wanting badly to have a DSLR mainly is because “Just for the fun!” Besides, I think they might feel better to have something big hanging around their neck so that everyone can observe that they are using a DSLR. Hmm... I guess you can get what I mean when you go to these PC fairs or Motor Shows! Anyway, these people are just wasting their money to take normal pictures which a normal digital camera can take too!

Phew… It is really making harder for people to find good professional photographers nowadays. Because you can easily get people taking similar quality of pictures as these so-called professional photographers. That’s why you must now really know how good the skill of these people is before paying them for your photos.

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Becareful of Where You Are!

I actually saw a nice deal on Groupon just now. It was a 3D2N trip to the largest man-made lake in South East Asia, the Kenyir Lake. But unfortunately, the deal is meant for 2 person! Argh... No need to think about that because I thought of going for a trip alone again! Ok now, no work and no place to go! "Really sitting at home to grow molds." I wish I can have some plans for next week. Hmm... Let me think about this later! Ha-ha.

Early in morning, I will definitely go for the newspaper first before I do any other things! But most of the time, the newspaper really sadden my heart. I think most people definitely know about the ACID ATTACKS which are happening nowadays and it is like happening almost everyday. These people are just insane and going randomly for innocent targets on the streets. Maybe they can get the amount of pleasure that they want but it's really a great pity that they damaged one's future especially the physical appearance of their victims. Criminals are still at large and they can be anyone on the streets. But what we can do to save ourselves is to protect as safe as possible. Hopefully, these guys will be "punished" soon before they go for the next target!

So, I recommend some important tips to protect ourselves and not easily being attacked or targeted:-
  1. Be aware of the people of the surrounding especially when you are walking alone.
  2. Be more cautious and alert if you suspect someone suspicious is near you.
  3. Take extra pre-caution especially when you are alone on empty streets or in any car-parks.
These steps are not meant for females only because males can also be their target! Not only adults, but also young children and old folks too! Hope that these tips are really helpful!

Enjoy and have a nice day...

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Does An Occupation Really Matters?

Wow, I like this new blog format! Glad that the "undo" button is finally here! Ha-ha...

So what do I have for this week? Meeting friends, going to church, watching EPL matches, movie online or cinema and so many other stuff, but spending quality time with family on weekends is always the most important activity as compared to others! I will definitely have a mixed of feelings if I am told to work at somewhere which is far away from KL. I will miss the people around me but I will not miss the place! Anysomehow, I got to be back here one day because this is where I belong to...

Most of the time, I really have weird ideas or opinions as compared to my friends. When you were asked what type of workers in the world makes you appreciate more than the others! I guess most people will say the construction workers (because they built our shelters) or the doctors (because they keep us away from sickness) and bla bla bla.... But mine is actually the garbage collectors! I know you must be laughing over there. =p So let's spend some time and think about them. Actually without them, you will never have a clean environment to stay. Ok, maybe you can have better waste management! Not only that, they actually need a lot of courage to take up this challenge e.g. social discrimination and this is what I salute them most. You know, people are like that! They hate "dirty" people. Me too the same! But what choice do they have if people around them have this kind of mentality?! Do you mean that they should live in a live with no family, no outings for them and just stay at home only if there is no work?! I even saw people giving them a big bag of garbage instead of some snacks to them during festive season! Swt-.-" to the MAX!

They are humans too! Without them, you will be living in the world of rubbish. I used to give them a smile every morning when I see them passed by my house. Hope you can do so! They too need some dignity and recognition for their fantastic work. Hmm. So how about be a friend with them?! Ha-ha. I think it's time for you to reflect on this. So does an occupation really matters? Treat everyone out them the same! Even there is any great people's son, they too the same! Because GOD made everyone the SAME!

Enjoy and have a nice weekend...

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Trip to the North (Part 2)

My trip to the north didn't stop at mid-week, instead I travelled back down to Sitiawan, Perak to visit another good friend. Here, we had another "visitor"!

Hmm.. When it comes to talking about the journey, it was really suck! Sucks to the MAX! Due to some changes by the bus company, I reached Ipoh, Perak late and I couldn't get on the last bus to Sitiawan, Perak. Luckily, my friends were kind enough and rescued me from the stranded town!!! No doubt, it was a very tiring journey and I had to take all the troubles to travel up and down with gifts from Alor Setar, Kedah (Trip to the North (Part 1)). But it was all worthy to do so.. One thing for sure was that, my journey was not all about visiting my friends but it was to hunt for good foods and places as well!

First meal (supper) in Sitiawan, Perak...

I got no choice but gotta just upload this picture... =p

Breakfast with food which you can't get from KL. 卤面 and Kam Pua

Tua Pek Gong Temple at Pasir Panjang, Perak

Various statues e.g. 十八罗汉,二十四孝,十二生肖,西游记 and so on at every corner in the sanctuary

A snap at the Monkey Garden (花果山)

Lunch at Pearl Harbour Restaurant at Panchor, Perak

Snap-shots at Marina Island, nice view facing Pangkor Island...

Only can be found in the host's house, red wine mee suan (红酒面线) for tea break

Dinner time!!

Beer talk at the beach on Marina Island

Gong Pia, famous in Sitiawan for next day's breakfast! From top: Authentic (pure), with onions and with pork

Promoting Pulut cendol

And it was time to say "Good-bye" and "Thank you" again to Christine and Shuen Nie for the wonderful trip!

Here is the end of my "Trip to the North a.k.a Run away from KL" trip. Hopefully, I still have the time to travel around and meet up with friends again next time!

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Trip to the North (Part 1)

Sometimes I find that people can be so ignorant on Facebook and it can really make me to have the thoughts of deleting my account on Facebook. Any somehow, my action is not fair to my other good friends which I really keep in touch with. Hopefully, my frustration level can still be kept within the limits.

After months of plannings, I have made my trip to Alor Setar, Kedah finally. Though it was a very short trip, but it was indeed a very good trip. Everything was very well planned and arranged by my friend at Alor Setar, or else my trip will be visiting the one and only sky scraper in Alor Setar which is Menara Alor Setar. My travel journey to there was very well planned but I actually arrived there much early than expected.

Arrived at Shahab Perdana Terminal, Alor Setar Kedah in the early morning...

Various tourist spots which I visited.

Clockwise: Royal Museum (Muzium DiRaja), Pekan Rabu, State Government Office, Alor Setar Clocktower, Fountain, Nobat Hall (Balai Nobat), Alor Setar Tower (Menara Alor Setar) and Masjid Zahir.

Lunch at Alor Setar Mall, Alor Setar

Paddy Museum at Kuala Kedah (Admission fee: RM3 per person, RM2 per camera)

Nice shots by my friend!!

Paddy field at Kuala Kedah (before harvesting)

Paddy field at Kuala Kedah (After harvesting)

My whole trip was not only in Alor Setar and Kuala Kedah, Kedah. =) And I managed to have a trip down to Penang with her family as well. What I can say is that, they completed my previous Penang trip. I was so glad that they brought me to the Snake Temple at Bayan Lepas (Penang) and tasted some good food such as Kuey Ciap and Roti Babi as well. Yummilicious... After that, we headed back to Alor Setar the next day.

Snake Temple at Bayan Lepas, Penang

Good dinner and supper when we were back to Alor Setar.

Breakfast on the last day. Clockwise: Durian and salted egg pau, Mee Jawa and "You" 油 noodle

The last destination of my trip, our great former PM, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Birth Place.

Very delicious home-cooked food before I say good-bye..

It was time to say Good-bye at the bus station, picture with the host, Ying Jun... Without her and her family, my trip to Alor Setar will be meaningless.

P.S. Trip to Sitiawan, Perak to visit another friend...

Thanks and have a nice day..

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A Birthday That Will Never Be Forgotten

When I told my mum that I was leaving her at the hospital this afternoon, I was carried with a very sad and heavy heart. But I always tell myself that "I shouldn't look back"... For many years already, I am pretty sure that my mum has the "relief" too because she knows that I am independent enough to live alone.

One week ago, I was lucky enough to get cheap deals from Groupon and got my whole family to Damansara Village for a steamboat dinner. Mainly it's because my mum loves to eat steamboat a lot and secondly, it was her birthday. One coupon was meant for 2 person only, so I bought 2 and the additional person has to spent at least RM 18 from the menu. Anyway, we spent about 2.5 times more than that...

So, here are some of the pictures..

The outside view (Imbi branch)

Other than steamboat set, you may dine-in for many other interesting cooked dishes. Prices are reasonable.

Among the 7 pictures, only the pork slice and jelly fish were not part of the "deal". Trust me, it was really a good good deal! Thanks to Groupon!

The co-owner's book, TEOHLOGY... I can still remember that he was one of the famous radio personality many years back. I love his midnight ghost stories!!!

After the dinner, we had a home-made birthday cake for my mum and as for dessert. And unrealisingly, we actually became the white rats for my sister's first chocolate banana cake. =p Anyway, it turned out to be not too bad and not too good either...

Enjoy and have a nice day...

P.S. All the best to my mum... =)

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