Monday, September 27, 2010

Sg Layar photo outing

It’s been a while I didn't share any photo from my canon 350D, pai seh ah.. I was too lazy to pick photos from my collections and share it out to you guys, plus this week I am busy doing OT in weekend to earn extra pocket money. Hehe

Last week my sister and her hubby came back from Singapore to visit our parent in Sg Petani, Kedah and we decided to organize a small photo outing between myself and my SGD (Singapore dollor) brother in law :-) to test out his new camera. He actually bought Panasonic FZ35 few months back after I recommend this model to him as I bought same camera model to my wife earlier of the year. Primary objective of this photo outing is for him to get familiar with FZ35 function before my sister and him travel to Korea in October.  Secondly is to avoid him complain the camera lao beh (lame), you know lah.. usually people blame the camera more than their own skills mah... sorry bro.......wahahaha... 

Location was my kampung (home place), Sg Layar - the place i spent my youth days. It got river, got padi field and it is only 5min away, perfect location for photo shooting. We woke up at early morning and travel to Sg Jagung river with my elder sister motorcycle. We stop at a small jetty nearby the bridge connect Sg Layar to Semerling so that we can start shooting some nice photo. 

It was a nice morning and the view was great too except we still a bit sleepy at that time. It still early and no people around except a few workers but surprisingly i met my secondary school junior. She was alone and i managed to take some photo of her before i go and say hi to her. 

Ok lah, enough talking.. enjoy the photos around the jetty and do leave some comment if you feel  the photo is nice or need some improvement.


She was thinking something when i took this photo

Another photo of her from the back
The view to Sg Jagung river from the bridge

The bridge between Sg Layar and Semerling

View from jetty
Pillar at the jetty

A view below the jetty
Fisherman boat (Sampan) 

View from the sampan to the bridge
Another view from the sampan to the bridge

Passenger boat from the jetty
The fisherman is preparing to catch some fish

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Iphone4 finally launch in Malaysia

Believe it or not, after a day i ask about when iphone4 will launch in Malaysia? then today it launch right away... what a coincidence ah......

Okay, there are 2 carrier in Malaysia offer iphone4, Maxis and Digi. If you look at the package offer by them, Digi package is far better as you only need to pay lesser monthly fees, RM58 compare to Maxis you need to pay RM100 per month just to own the phone.

Haha.. i believe now you know who will be your choice to get a iphone4 then. Enjoy your Q to get the phone lah... do remember to bring your sleeping bag, toothbrush, homemade pillow, mineral water, magazine and a friend too so that you can go to toilet mah... if is even better your mom can bring chicken soup for you to drink while you are Q'ing. hahaha...

Digi offer

Maxis Offer

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

When Iphone 4 will start selling in Malaysia??

Singapore already selling Iphone4 for quite sometimes, with or without carrier contract, which is a good news for all the consumer as they no need to sign the contract just to get the phone. Hopefully Malaysia will do the same thing as well and not just lock down to 2 carrier like what happen on Iphone 3Gs. Iphone 4 is a cool phone but i hope you won't upset with the signal lost as Apple will give you a free condom (rubber) that can fix the problem (oops, Apple CEO Mr Steve not really think this is a problem). As you can see from the photo, white color is not available yet due to some technical issue, i think the paint easily tear out kut....

My sister own a Iphone4 and luckily i have a chance to play with it. While holding the phone on my palm, the phone feel very solid and heavier compare to 3Gs which feel plastic and lighter. The build quality is good and you can feel it is worth for the money. The 3.5 inch screen color is stunning, resolution is 960 x 640 and the color is a lot better compare to my Samsung Omnia 2. It has front camera and the back is packed with 5MP and flash. But funny is the phone only can make video call thru wifi but not 3G. Pelik (odd)!!!. So simple said you only able to make video call when you have wireless connection.

For the user who bought iphone, you won't disappointed with the software experience. Another + point is the free apps are a lot too. But bear in mind that Android phone popularity is increasing and very soon it will become the biggest rival of Iphone. So you like Iphone or Android, remember to do some comparison and try it at phone shop before you make final decision to spend your hard earn money on the gadget.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nikon D7000

Canon competitor Nikon has launch D7000, a new segment between D90 and D300s. So whoever looking for D90 replacement, you won't get 1 to 1 replacement instead you need to pay extra bucks to get D7000.  I am not sure D7000 will be the direct competitor for Canon 60D or not, but i am sure a lot of photography review website definitely will do some PK between this 2 cameras, so let's see what is the outcome later. 

Okay, back to D7000, the size is almost the same with D90, so the handling should be the same except D7000 is magnesium alloy body which give you more solid feel. It pack with 16.2MP sensor (from Sony i think), quite high for Nikon family actually. If you familiar with Canon, they always pack with higher resolution sensor compare to Nikon. Anyway, do take note that higher MP doesn't mean you can get better picture quality, at least not all the time. 

D7000 standard ISO range is 100-6400 and it can expand to 12,800/25,600, which is quite match to current middle level SLR market expectation. The camera also come with 921k dot 3 inch LCD screen, full HD video recording and what surprise me is the dual SD card slots. For normal photo shooting, i believe 1 SD card slot is enough, but if taking full HD movie, the 2 card slot will come in handy because HD movie easily suck out a lot of memory. 

Amazon has start to receive pre-order for D7000, price is USD1199 for body only. By compare to Canon 60D, D7000 is USD100 more expensive. So which one worth the money from your pocket? you know the answer better than i do.  

Okay, that's all i want to talk about D7000, if you looking for in depth review, just google and you will find a lot of useful site that better than mine one. Picture below showed the size by size comparison between D90, D7000 & D300s

Key Features of D7000
  • 16.2MP CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • ISO 100-6400 (plus H1 and H2 equivalent to ISO 12,800/25,600)
  • New 39-point AF system
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 3.0 inch 921k dot LCD screen
  • Up to 6fps continuous shooting
  • Lockable shooting mode dial
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Electronic virtual horizon
  • Magnesium alloy body
**D7000 camera photo were copy from

罗忆诗 - 来不及

好感动的一首歌... 完全唱到我心里去了...很感触。。也让我想起了很多事情。

罗忆诗 - 来不及




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Ipod Nano

Apple has launched new Ipod Nano and now it is avalable on Malaysia Apple Store. According to Mr Steve Job (Apple CEO), the new Ipod nano is about 50% lighter and 50% smaller to previous Nano. Okay... it is supporting touch screen features now with multi touch technology, meaning you can put 2 fingers into the1.54 inch screen and tweak around. But the screen is relative small, i don't think you can satisfy with it compare with ipod touch which is as big as iphone. 

The icon idea are copied from Iphone and it should be no problem for the folks to play around with it. Nano can last for 24 hours playback with single charge. pretty standard compare to others brand player. Weight is only 21.1 grams, for me it is very light and you won't easily notice if it drop from your pocket. According to Apple Store, selling price for 8GB is RM549 and 16GB is RM679, okay for the price standpoint but i bet you can pay 100 to 200 bucks less if you are buying China brand player with same memory capacity. But if you buy Nano because it is "Apple" then it shouldn't be a big problem for you to pay this amount of money.  So for the folks still struggle on gift idea to your lover this year. Nano might be a good choice for you then

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Canon drop SLR price, prepared for 60D launch?

Recently Canon has drop the selling price for Canon 550D, 500D, 50D, 5D, 1000D & 7D. So are they preparing for 60D launch and revise the selling price? let's wait and see.

Here is the new price i checked from

Price listed below are body only
550D   - Price drop from RM2699 to RM2328
500D   - Price drop from EM2395 to RM1968
1000D - Price drop from RM1850 to RM1588
50D     - Price drop from RM3695 to RM2988
7D       - Price drop from RM5750 to RM4589
60D     - I predict price should be between RM3.4k to 3.8k

Canon has released the official website for Canon 60D for Canon Asia. Do take a look if you have time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Dan Brown, the best selling author for The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, his latest thriller fiction, The Lost Symbol finally reached my hand. Selling price is RM32.90 but i managed to get 20% discount using P book store member card from a 27 years old pretty lady. So after i paid RM26.30. I happily bring this book back to home and carefully unwrap the plastic bag. The book has 700 pages and i am going to start reading it real soon. Robert Langdon, here i come to read your adventure story in solving and decoding all the clues with your symbol and history expertise.

房祖名 & 龔芝怡 - 最好的我

Few days ago i had introduced you the song from Serene Kong (明知道我爱你), i hope you like it as i did. Alright, today i am going to introduce another song from Serene which she sing with Jaycee Chan. Song title is 最好的我 and the music was composed by Serene and Lyric was wrote by Jaycee. 

Jaycee showed his great talent in writing the lyrics with Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Furthermore, he is the director of this MV. I hope you will like this song. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

龚芝怡 明知我爱你


多痛都可以 不能没有你 
明知道我爱你 却不敢告诉你
我害怕失去你 宁愿沉默不语
该如何整理 幸福在手里
我恨自己 无能为力


龚芝怡 明知我爱你

告诉你 瞒着你 只不过是个决定
放弃你 忘记你 只怕我无法前进
我越了解你 越靠近你 越犹豫

明知道我爱你 却不敢告诉你
我害怕失去你 宁愿沉默不语
该如何整理 幸福在手里
我恨自己 无能为力

明知道我爱你 却不敢靠近你
我假装不在意 反而痛了自己
多痛都可以 不能没有你

告诉你 瞒着你 只不过是个决定
但为何 到如今 我依然无法前进
我越了解你 越靠近你 越犹豫

明知道我爱你 却不敢告诉你
我害怕失去你 宁愿沉默不语
该如何整理 幸福在手里
我恨自己 无能为力

明知道我爱你 却不敢靠近你
我假装不在意 反而痛了自己
多痛都可以 不能没有你

明知道我爱你 假装不在意
多痛都可以 不能没有你

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Canon 60D

The long wait Canon 60D has finally launched and personally i am very excited. You might ask why excited? ok lah, because it might be my replacement to my aging 350D once i save enough money ...:)

60D is different to it's old sibling 50D in term of size and most important market position. I believe a lot of people has compared 550D with 50D and the conclusion was 550D has outshine 50D in a lot of way unless you are looking for magnesium body, better handling and considerably quicker 6.3fps continuous shooting. But if you okay without those features, no doubt 550D is a good choice and and more important the price tag is cheaper than 50D.

Canon designer and marketing folks has to think of something new to make 60D alive and help the company continue to make $$$ with X0D series. After months and months of design review and R&D, canon decided to add articulated LCD into 60D. Not sure you know or not, this is first Canon DSLR gain 3:2 articulated LCD and packed with 18MP sensor. If you compare side by side with 50D, you will notice 60D is actually smaller, it also no longer use magnesium body. By doing this, canon managed to bring down the weight to 685g and but at the same time save some cost as well. By comparing back to back, the screen now carry 3:2 instead of 4:3 which is more suitable. The button has been re-arrange as well and no more joystick in 60D.  60D still remained 9 point AF which is a bit disappointed but it did leverage TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer (iFCLmetering system from 7D. 60D has drop CF support and move to SD slots. The is not definitely not friendly for those who like to upgrade their body from 50D to 60D as they need to buy all the memory card again. Below are the key features for 60D, take a look

Key features

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12,800)
  • 5.3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC storage
  • In-camera raw development
  • Subject modes with 'Ambience Selection' (Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome)
  • In-camera Creative Filters (special effects)
  • Fully articulated 3.0" screen (3:2)
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • DIGIC 4
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
Amazon is accepting pre-book with USD1,099 or RMK3.4k. For Malaysia market, release date not yet announce. Let me know if you know the release date as i need to camera shop to do some hands on.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

周杰倫 退後

退後 or step back in English was an old song from Jay Chou released in 2006. Can't explain why, i still like this song although i had listen to it for many many times. Until now it still one of my favorite songs and hereby i would like to share it with you. The lyric is meaningful, especially (我知道妳我都沒有錯 只是忘了怎麼退後) which carry the meaning "I know that it is not your fault or mine, we just forgot how to step back". (只是放手會比較好過 最美的愛情 回憶裡待續) - "letting you go would make things easier, the most beautiful of love is let it continue in our memory". Enjoy the song..

Lyrics: Devon Song 
Music: Jay Chou

天空灰得像哭过 The sky is so gray that it looks like it just cried
离开你以后 After leaving you

並沒有更自由 I did not gain more freedom
酸酸的空氣 The sourness from the air

嗅出我们的距离 Smelling out our distance
一幕锥心的结局 A scene of of heartbreaking ending

像呼吸般无法停息 Like breathing, unable to stop.
抽屉泛黄的日记 The yellowed diary in the drawer

榨乾了回憶 pressed dry our memories
那笑容是夏季 That smile is summer

你我的过去 Our past
被順時針的忘记 Has been forgotten as time goes by

缺氧过后的爱情 A love that lacked oxygen.
粗心的眼泪是多余 Careless tears are unnecessary

我知道你我都没有错 I know that it is not your fault or mine.
只是忘了怎么退后 We just forgot how to step back

信誓旦旦给了承诺 We made promises to each other with confidence
却被时间扑了空 Yet it has been emptied by time

我知道我们都没有错 I know that it is not your fault or mine
只是放手会比较好过 It's just that letting you go would make things easier
最美的爱情回忆里待續 The most beautiful of love is let it continue in our memory