Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Day My Neighbourhood Disappear

I just realised that it has been almost three month since I last update a post here. I have been on hiatus as my right arm had been in severe pain and hence I hardly took any photos, could hardly type and cannot hold a mouse to edit any photo. Never mind, that is behind me now! I am now back!
Yesterday, my son took the picture below. We saw a huge smog moving across the sea line in Miri. Someone had been doing open burning again!
This morning, pungent smell and ....
I looked out of my balcony and my neighbourhood disappeared! This is not the magic of David Copperfield!
Visibility is at a very dangerous level. Will all flights be cancelled this morning?
Yesterday, we saw Anwar being sentenced to 5 years jail for alleged sodomy. One commentators said that it should not even be a crime. But whatever, we shall see whether anyone is being charged for open burning here!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


第三天一早,小和尚又抱著那塊大石頭來到了古董店,依然有一些人圍觀,有一些人談論:“這是什麼石頭啊?在哪兒出土的呢?是哪個朝代的呀?是做什麼用的呢?”終於有一個人過來問價:“小和尚,你這塊石頭多少錢賣啊?”小和尚依然不聲不語,伸出了兩個指頭。“20000元?”小和尚睜大眼睛,張大嘴巴,驚訝地大叫一聲:“啊?!”那位客人以為自己出價太低,氣壞了小和尚,立刻糾正說:“不!不!不!我說錯了,我是要給你200000元!” 200000元!”小和尚聽到這裏,立刻抱起石頭,飛奔回山上去見師父,氣喘吁吁地說:“師父,師父,這下我們可發達了,今天的施主出價200000元買我們的石頭!現在您總可以告訴我,我人生最大的價值是什麼了吧?”

Friday, December 13, 2013

The 8-ball Tournament at Island Country Club

The final of the 8-Ball Pool Tournament was held at the Island Country Club, Miri, last weekend. We saw some of the very good players from around Sarawak and Brunei. The first prize money was around RM1000 at the beginning of the tournament. However, someone fattened the final prize to RM2500!
The finalists posed with the host, Henry, on the left and the event organiser Nigel on the right.
I think she was one of the only lady player and I should say that she played very well.
 Teddy, one of the finalists.
 Danny Pang from Bintulu delivered the final killer winning ball!
 The proud runner-up Teddy Wong from Miri.
The champion, Danny Pang from Bintulu.

This was the first time I did photoshoot in this sort of environment. I am very sensitive to smoke and luckily I wore a mask throughout the evening! Hahaha ....

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A month has passed ...

When one is busy, time really flies! I just realised that it has been just over a month since I last did my update here. Ok, I have been working my butt off lately and I have also been very busy upgrading my own skill in order to be able to do my job even better!

Over the last one month, I suffered one system disk corruption! This disk corruption render my working horse dead and non functional for nearly a week. Fortunately, I did a 100% backup of all my photos which is a good 400GB! However, some very important Java scripts I have written for my Photoshop were mysteriously "lost". All the Actions I created for Photoshop were gone! This is minor because I can easily recreate them, except that this time, it is better than the last one. One other thing is that I have rewritten one Java Script which is now some 20 times faster than my last one!

Talking about data backup, I have always advice everyone to print their photos, especially those important ones. I keep hearing from friends that they lost many years of digital photos collection. So, you either backup or print some of them. This is probably a blessing and also a curse (depending on whether a disk crash happen to you or not) of digital photography and smart phone.

Ok, for those who are interested to do backup, read this article here and choose a software to automatically do backup for you!

BTW, if you are interested in long lasting prints, especially 4R, and printed using Epson inkjet printer, please contact me. The paper I use is ultra glossy which can survive soaking in plain water.I don't know of any commercial printer using inkjet to print 4R photos.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

10 motivational quotes from Zig Ziglar

I just realised that it was a month ago since I last make an entry here. I have been too busy lately. So, here is something to motivate you from Zig Ziglar:

10 quotes from Zig Ziglar that have the power to completely change the direction of one’s life:
10) “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
9) “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
8 ) “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”
7) “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”
6) “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”
5) “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
4) “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
3) “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
2) “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
1) “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Final day of Asia Music Festival at Eastwood

Today is the last opportunity for you to see live performances from around Asia. Below is the latest schedule:

4.00 pm to 5.00 pm                -           The Mountain Wind Band (Malaysia)
5.15 pm to 6.15 pm                -           Melissa Francis (Malaysia)
6.15 pm to 7.15 pm                -           Starlets Band (Malaysia)
7.30 pm to 8.30 p.m               -           Fakhrul Razi featuring the
Camouflage (Brunei Darussalam)
8.45 pm to 9.45 pm                -           Boy Thai Band (Thailand)
10.00 pm to 11.00 pm            -           Antoney Dassan Yen Party (India)

11.15 p.m. to 12.15 pm          -           Foxy Girls (Indonesia)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Music lovers, are you ready for this weekend AMT at Eastwood?

This coming weekend, Miri will resonate with the sound of music as the inaugural Asia Music Festival takes place at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club on the 4 & 5 October 2013. 13 Asian bands from the Philippines, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei have confirmed to perform at this festival. Among them will be Tritha from India.

Tritha was born in Kolkata. She started training in North Indian classical music at the age of five, and never stopped. She has forged her own unique, inclusive sound and has already gained critical and popular acclaim for her songs. Tritha’s dusky tones and throbbing intensity, vibrating and moving emotional commitment, thrills her audience and leaves the public spell bound.

Make sure you are there at Eastwood. It starts at 4:00PM all the way till midnight!

About Asia Music Festival (AMF):
AMF is a 2-day musical event featuring artist and musicians from Asian countries namely from India, Korea, Indonesia, Brunei Philippines and Malaysia. AMF promotes music, art and culture of Asian countries. AMF has a vision to become the iconic musical event for Sarawak and the region. It is organized by Sarawak Tourism Board, supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.