Monday, February 28, 2011

Nikon D800 Rumours

I summarize the Nikon rumour for D700 replacement:

D800 will have a sensor carriage that can be removed by an authorized dealer. The rest of the specs: 16.4MP FX and 12MP B&W sensors, 3.3″ LCD screen with a built in collapsible hood, new MB-D10i battery grip, 1/16000sec, full HD video at 120fps.

Shutter speeds of 1/16000sec and a new technology for very long exposures without noise or extra time. (This will be very good!)

Better AF in video mode with proper Full HD video at 120fps

D3 will be replaced by D4 at the end of the year.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nikon D7000 Special Offer

I am now selling cameras and accessories! I will supply most brand except Sony.
Today's special:
Nikon D7000 is probably the best DSLR camera in the market for this price range of RM4-5K.
For a limited time only, I am now offering this full brand new set at a very special and unbeatable price.
For review of this camera, click here.

What is included in the kit: Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm DX VR Lens (Free Sandisk 8GB SDHC + Nikon DSLR Bag)

Please send me an e-mail (williamting(a) or call me on 012 8782007.

Nikon D7000 Key Features

  • 16.2MP CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video recording with mic jack for external microphone
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
  • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking
  • New 2016 pixel metering sensor
  • Twin SD card slots
  • 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
  • New Live View/movie shooting switch
  • Full-time AF in Live View/movie modes
  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • Shutter tested to 150K actuations

Truck Overturned at Pujut/Piasau Roundabout

News 24-Feb-2011 Thursday: Those going to Lutong/Piasau this morning will expect delay and huge traffic jam as a truck had overturned at the Pujut/Piasau roundabout.
From the track on the road, it seems that this driver did not really slow down at the roundabout.
But it is a blessing in disguise for other road users as the truck did not really block much of the road.
Just in case you are curious, the truck was loaded with wood chips. The problem now is the quick cleanup required as it is raining heavily this morning and a big portion of the load had gone into the drain.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Meeting session with medium format camera owners or enthusiast

Shriro Malaysia, the distributor of one of the world most advanced medium format camera will be in Miri this Friday and Saturday (25-26 Feb). They would like to meet existing clients and anyone interested to know more about medium format camera.

Please sms me on +6012 8782007 if you are interested to join the meeting on Friday evening. Seat is limited and will be first come first serve.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally...Piasau Bridge is going to be dual lane

Piasau bridge provides an important link between Piasau Peninsular and the "Miri main land". With growing population at the peninsular, eg, the building of Bayshore housing estate, etc, ...
... the traffic across this single lane bridge is quite heavy. Anyway, this bridge has been in operation for more than 30 years or perhaps 50 years or more!
The government finally approved work to start building a separate lane on this bridge ...
... Piling has started to build the additional lane. I believe it is targeted to complete in August 2011.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Homicide or sudden death?

This morning, a dead man was found near a monsoon drain along Pujut 5C in Miri. From a distance, I saw a crowd, ambulance and police cars. Being nosy, I went to "investigate" and become an unqualified "crime scene investigator".
The man seem to have slipped from the top. The drain wall is vertical. So, his legs was "below" and body at the top of the drain.
His belt was loosen and he was clashing a plastic bag which was found ...
... to contain a small mobile phone.
There is a little trail just beyond the place the body was found. So the police went in and found a sleeved short knife, a pair of  slipper and an empty Carlsberg beer tin.
The police kept all the finding in the plastic bag, a mobile phone and wallet .
At site, no blood was found. Robbery seems to be ruled out as the wallet was still there. However, his belt was loosen! Why? I suspected that he went in to the trail to release himself during the night. When he returned, he wasn't careful, slipped into the steep drain and suffered a heart attack and died. His eyes were still open.
I just realise that this does not tally as to why the slipper was left behind. So my other theory was that as he was inside the trail, he could have saw something or bitten by a poisonous snake and ran for his life, dropping his slipper, slipped and fell into the drain, heart attack and died.

Ok, lets wait for the report from the pathologist. Then we will know the actual cause of death.

By the way, this dead person looks very familiar! Sorry, I can't publish his face.

Update: See Hua Newspaper reported today: The man just stabbed his ex-wife the day before. The police think that he could have died of hypothermia. I thought that if this is the case, then the man should be in fetus position and the eyes closed because he will first went into coma. I may be wrong!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Expert Thief in Action

Ah Jon related this story to me as he just returned from his Europe tour. One of his group members were "robbed" in a train station.
As his group of four people just disembarked from a train in Paris, they noticed two men also hurriedly  disembarked. Soon, one of the men knocked into one of the girls in the group who was carrying a bag like this on her back...
Later she discovered that her bag was opened and she lost a camera and some cash.
My analysis is that thieves always create distraction like knocking or stepping on your feet. When this happen, the companion will action at lightning speed. We habitually closes zip at the top and the thieves only need to pull the zip outward and the bag is wide opened. Closing the zip at the top is ideal to the thieves because the victim will not feel anything as the zip is being pulled open. Try it yourself.
So, when you go travelling, make sure that you either lock your back bag all the time, or carry it at the front or don't close the zip ending at the top.
What is your best suggestion?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Big Halo for the moon tonight

Tonight, the moon has a huge halo... did you notice it?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Open house by Datuk Hii

Last night, Datuk Hii, a very well known local philanthropic, had his open house at Fonsen Sport and Recreation Club.
Datuk Hii
The must have "Yii Sang"
The best part of the open house... sumptuous food for everyone!
Some of his friends!
The highlight of the dinner ... roasted pigs on the spot, lamb and fish! They were...
... fantastic! haha... he can't cut fast enough! Just see the expression of his "customers".
ok... the even better part of the event.. angpow for those above 60 and children.
ok ok... the climax of event... when Jonathan won a prize in the lucky draw.

For more photos, click here for more photos on my facebook.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

YBs visiting IEM Miri Chapter

This morning, Tan Sri Dr. George Chan and his YBs from Miri paid a visit to the IEM Miri Chapter at it's chairman Peter Ting's residence.
Members of the IEM Miri Chapter.
Group photos
VVIPs with the family members
Peter and his wife Teresa
Peter's family.
More photos has been posted to my facebook.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia, Miri (M'sia Chinese New Year Open House)

Tonight we saw the Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia celebration in Miri attended by our Prime Minister Najib. There was a huge crowd waiting to see him who finally arrived at 8:12PM.
Some of the local VVIPs
From left Tan Sri Dr. George Chan, PM and his wife

yeah...  1 Malaysia

Some of the cultural shows
Bunny dance!
PM gave his long speech
Cultural dance.
More photos can be seen at my facebook. Click here and here

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Chinese New Year 2011

It seems that 2011 Chinese New Year came a bit too early! Is this a sign of me getting old? A mathematician once said that as we grow older, the years also seems to pass by faster because it is relative. Example, at 10 years old, one calendar year represent 1/10 of one's life and at 50, one year is 1/50 of one's life! So, a year is very short if you are at 50. Anyway...
2011 Chinese New year is no different from previous year...
You cannot miss Lion dance. Although this is a Chinese culture, the lion dance troupe consists...
... people from all ethic group! This is a very good unity spirit! Chinese New Year is also a time for ...
... food. This year I got food poisoning and I have stomach pain for the last two days.
It is also a time for "open house" and visiting. Never mind whether you were invited or not, if you saw a politician house or someone of influence, just drop in. No one will chase anyone away as long as you don't create havoc!
For children, it is the best time to collect "Ang Pow"! Normally the host will give children ang pow, which contains a few ringgits. At one of the politician houses, I saw a group of kids who came by themselves to collect ang pow.
More photos can be viewed by clicking here or here.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wishing all my friends and readers a happy Chinese New Year

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year. This greeting comes to wish you a New Year that’ll bring a happy assortment of life’s finest things; Health, happiness, joy and blessing from God! Have a wonderful time!

“And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.” –Minnie L. Haskins

“Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth”
–Martin Luther