Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fake or Real. Can you tell?

Lately, I heard of people buying iPhone and was conned. What they got could be just toy, simply fake or used.

This morning, a certain bird nest exporter from Miri told me about the ban by China of all Malaysian bird nest except those canned. The newspaper reported that one of the reasons could be fake bird nest from Malaysia! 

This gentleman frequented China and he told me that in China there are fake chicken wing being served, fake kangkong, fake eggs, rotten meat made into delicacies, etc. I knew of someone who bought a bagful of beef tendon from China which turned out to be made of nylon (plastic)!

He further told me that the worse are those stops made by tourist buses cos everyone earned a commission! Prices are double those of the real stuff. Worse, fake clothing passed off as real branded stuff looks good only once. When washed, they crumble and looked like preserved veggie (as he described it)!

So, watch out!

Just in case you wanted to buy bird nest, click here to find out more, especially how to differentiate a fake and a real one.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Meritz Hotel Miri

Soon, an additional hotel will be opened to the public in Miri. This is next to Bintang Mega mall.
The new hotel is the one on the right. On the left is Imperial Hotel.
I was told that the soft opening is on 15-March-2012. The hotel has the largest private indoor hall on the 6th floor (maybe 5th floor) and can accommodate 5000. In mid April, Hopoh Associate World Conference will be held in this hotel. I hope they will invite me over to take the group photo as I am the only one in Miri with a 39MP camera.

Nikon Club Walkabout at Canada Hill

I arrived at 6:20PM today at Canada Hill to see what Nikon Club Walkabout is doing. Then, I noticed that everyone was busy clicking away at models. So, I also shot some... here they are, enjoy!
I used my prime 200mm F4 Nikon Lens for all these shots.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Serene Jelita

I was invited to take photos for Serene Jelita Housing project. Out of about 200 shots, the following five were chosen and they appeared in various newspaper advertisement yesterday.
Jiajaya Sdn Bhd launched their show house for their Serene Jelita Project yesterday(Friday). Serene Jelita has 74 units of exclusively designed one & a half storey link houses. They welcome visitor to their show house. It is opened for viewing this Friday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. If you visit them, please remember to mention that you saw the photo from my blog so that more people will use my photography services!

The front view
Kitchen and dinning area
One of the bedrooms downstairs
Romantic master bedroom upstairs
Living area
Prices start from RM259,888 and for the first 10 bookings.
If you have projects that needs photos for advertisement, etc, you can call for my service at any time.
For enquiry on this project, just call the developer Aaron Hii on +60198548907.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nikon coming to Miri again

Nikon Club Walkabout - Miri (18 FEB 2012)
Event Date: 18/02/2012
Event Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: Grand Old Lady, Canada Hill, Miri
Registration Date: 13/12/2011 to 18/02/2012
Description: Nikon Club Walkabout - Miri

Photo 2 Building your Picture Techniques 
Ideal for beginners
Ideal for those wanting to have a better feel and in depth understanding of the creative modes available with the DSLR and looking to have a stronger approach to photography.
Participants will learn the digital camera terminology and an in depth understanding of the operation of the camera. Hands on instructions and practical sessions.

Syllabus Building your Picture Techniques
1. Reading your Focal Length - Understanding Lenses and Perspective
2. Shooting in Manual (M) mode.
3. Exposure Overrides
4. Metering
5. Shooting in Aperture Priority

  • Aperture and Exposure
  • Aperture and choosing depth of field 
  • Understanding depth of field 

6. Shooting in Shutter Priority

  • Shutter speed and Exposure
  • Shutter speed and Movement
  • Pre-requisites: Basic introduction photography knowledge is required or those have completed Photo 1.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Flowers Album

Some of these photos were taken last year ...
Not sure what is this called ... but from my garden taken this morning.
'To see all my photos on flower, please click here.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Nikon D800

Nikon D800 is finally announced today!

Kentaro Kusakari, Product Planning Manager, Nikon UK said: "The D800 sets a new benchmark for photographers shooting both still images and video. The combination of the powerful 36.3 megapixel resolution that records detail like never before, and the comprehensive video options will captivate photographers and moviemakers of all disciplines. He added: "We're excited about the D800 and how it will help to shape the future of the way we capture images and movies."
To read more, click here.