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Last night was definitely one of the best night of my life!!! The Used, one of my favourite band came all the way down to KL from Utah to rock their fans’ socks off in Rockaway 2011!!!!  Unfortunately I came just before The Used came on stage so… I pretty much missed all the other acts including Hujan, Busco,Love Me Butch, Story Of The Year and many many more! But I caught a bit of One Buck Short though. ;p

Every single song they played was mind blowing! I couldn’t imagine a better set to be honest. To name a few, ‘Take it Away‘, ‘Pretty Hansome Awkward‘, ‘Hospital‘, and ‘All that I’ve got‘.

The picture snapping had to stop after a few songs as it started to rain heavily 😦 Oh well…the camera went back into its “nest” and the rocking continued!!! 😀 By the end of the show, we were all drenched and cold but it was all worth it! Haha! Non of these would’ve happen if it wasn’t for Murat Oezmen (better not mention what he did for me just in case he gets into trouble) and my girlfriend (Jessica) who helped me with capturing most of the photos here, while I go crazy!!! Also to the organisers who made this happen! Hehe! Anyway enough of talking, enjoy the rest of the set!

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I’ve been looking to buy a flash bounce card for my flashgun but they seem to be over priced for a simple product. So I decided to make one and it works! 😀

Step 1

This is actually a very thin chopping board that I bought from Daiso for RM5. It comes in 2 sizes, 370mm x 230mm (big) and 240mm x 170mm (small). I can actually make 3 bounce cards with these!

Step2
 
Draw the outline of the size you would like your bounce card to be. For me, I measured 13cm x 13cm for the bouncing surface. Do not forget to add the extra bit on the bottom for the velcro (also bought from Daiso for RM5).

Step 3
 
After cutting out the shape, I used a double sided tape to stick the velcro on the bottom part.

Step 4
 
The chopping board is actually a little transparent which would mean the light will not bounce that well. I used an A4 cut out and clip them together using paperclips. You can actually use coloured papers too! 😀

Final Product
 
Attach them to your flashgun and this is what they should look like. 🙂 The results?

Without bounce card

With Built-in bounce card

With DIY flash bounce

Thanks for viewing! HAVE FUN!! 😀

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I took a day trip up to Ipoh with some friends in 2010 and all I brought was my Nikon FG-20 – loaded with Lucky 100 BW fim. I remember visiting the ghost town before heading to Kellie’s Castle but I seem to lost the roll… 😦 Let’s just move on with what I have. Heheh enjoy!!

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Got free tickets to watch the awesomely chilly Whitest Boy Alive at Mist, Bangsar. (Thank you Ryan Lee Bhaskaran for the tickets)

Alright, here’s the sad part. I wanted to bring my DSLR but as we all know, most concerts will not allow DSLRs in unless you are with the media or something. Trying to keep away from trouble OR my camera being confiscated I decided not to bring. Instead I brought the Panasonic TZ-10. As in walked into the hall, there they were, people with DSLR hanging on their necks. A little disappointment, but I believe the TZ-10 can get the job done! Anyway here are the photos, enjoy!

I was just wondering. DSLRs have become so popular and so affordable, does that mean it is now ‘okay’ to bring them to concerts or events? since less people are getting compacts.

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I just took a trip down to Port Dickson, about 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), also very common place for families to go on a day trip by the beach. I managed to get myself a good deal for Le Paris International Hotel (pic above) so I decided to stay 2 nights.

For the price I paid, this hotel is not such a bad place but I don’t think you would want to swim in a pool that isn’t very clean. Looking at the picture above, you will notice that the water’s kinda yellow. 🙂

   

To my surprise, the beach is pretty clean with clear water comparing to the beaches in Pulau Pinang. You will be able to see your feet even if you’re in a meter deep. But the bad thing is when the tide is low, the beach dries up for about 50 meter in distance.

Well overall, I would give this place a 6 out of 10. 🙂

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Comforting sight

I was looking for food in my fridge the other day and I found 7 rolls of undeveloped films which I was supposed to do it before I left for the UK. I don’t even remember what I shot, well I guess I’ll have to wait! 😀 So stay tuned guys!

cheers!

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Do check out the new Portfolio page!

direct link HERE!

Cheers!

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Finally I am back from a backpacking trip to Manchester and Birmingham. Both locations had a rainy weather, that limits me from walking around. I hope you’d still enjoy these series.

MANCHESTER

The main reason I went to Manchester was to watch a charity football game called Soccer Aid. It was the English against the rest of the world – well, mostly celebrities. Sadly, my camera was not with me on that day to capture the moment. I do have it in my phone which I will post a.s.a.p.

    

Besides the Old Trafford, I did not manage to visit other interesting places due to my limited time constrains. From my 2 days 1 night experience in Manchester, it seems that the town is pretty quiet. Maybe it’s the rain?

One thing  I love about Manchester is this particular Dim Sum shop I went to. It’s so tasty yet cheap!

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, a beautiful place…for shopping! Unfortunately I had too much ‘trash’ to carry so there’s no space for shopping! All I did was walking around to explore the beauty of Birmingham!

One place that I visited which I thought was quite interesting, IKON.  I assume it’s like a gallery for independent artist to display their art?

 

Here they are, my “part-time” models for the trips. 😀

  

I am not sure what this river is called, but it’s beautiful.

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Hey all! I just realised that I have not post day 3 pictures from Edinburgh! Sorry about that! 😀

Anyway in day  3 I decided to go for the free tour! yes, in Edinburgh they offer free tours and it’s extremely informative. These bunch of guys are not paid to take you around Edinburgh and tell you about the history of Edinburgh, instead they work based on tips. Give whatever you think it’s worth giving. They accept cash, chocolates, beers, and even just hugs. So lets start!

 

Alright, this is Alan. My tour guide for the day. If you happen to go for this tour, request for Alan to be your guide (I’m not sure if you are able to do so, but no harm trying). He’s a brilliant and lively person. 😀

If you happen to see this on the floor, do not propose to your girlfriends if you ever plan to do so. This is not a “good” love. What you will notice is that people will tend to spit in the circle. The reason is because this spot used to be a prison ground and the Scottish used to spit on the prison walls to show their hatred towards the prisoners. What happened was that they abolished the building and yet people still spit on this spot so they made this “love” thingy for the people to spit on. Yes, this is the only spot where you can spit without being punished. 😀

I had a shock when we got to this cemetary because you are actually allowed to step on the grounds. I mean back home I was told that stepping on the grave is a big NO NO, well it’s different here. In fact in Scotland (or only Edinburgh), people picnic in these dead men’s ground and is also the No.2 spot for public sex.

What you are looking here is actually the monument of the most hated person in Edinburgh, George MacKenzie. He was a heartless lawyer and had taken many lives. I am sure you have heard of the Mackenzie poltergeist? This monument used to be open to the publics but they locked it a few years back due to some paranormal activities that caused injuries to tourist. One priest even died trying to exorcise the spirit of Mackenzie.

 For those of you who are a big fan of Harry Porter, on the top floor is where J.K. Rowling lives and wrote the first and second Harry Porter book.

 

From J.K Rowling’s window, she could see this two buildings. The first one is the Edinburgh Castle and the second one is a private school that was built by a guy name George as well. He was a wealthy man and he loves children (no pun intended), so when he died, his fortunes were used to built this school to give free education to the orphans. So anyway, use your imagination and place the school on top of that rock where the castle stand, you’ll get HOGWARDS!

Alright, this is a really touching story of a dog’s loyalty. The tombstone on the left belongs to John Gray, he was an undertaker for this holy ground and one day he requested for a dog because he was getting a little too lonely. The church then granted him a dog, Bobby Greyfairs was its name. 2 years later John died and since then, Bobby stood by his tombstone every single day. Then a great man, by the name of James Brown (tombstone on the left), came to this ground every day to feed little Bobby.

When little Bobby died, he wasn’t allowed to be burried next to its master because it only Christians are allowed to be burried in the holy ground. Of course there was no way Bobby could tell anyone if he was a Christian or not. Bobby was burried outside the gates of the church where Bobby waited every single day for the gate to be opened so he could visit John’s tomb. This cafe is named after Bobby Greyfairs and if I am not wrong, it is built on the spot where Bobby was burried.

 

 Bobby has a tomb in the church as well for people to pay their respect. You’ll be amazed by the amount of funny things people place by the tomb. One particular one was an envelope with plane tickets, apparently the reason was because Bobby stood by John’s grave for 14 years and its time for some vacation.

There’s actually more places which I did not include in here. It is best if you could take a visit here and learn about Edinburgh! More pictures to come!!

cheers!!!!

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wow…sorry i took to long for day 2. 😀

As usual, we woke up late. It was after breakfast that we went to visit the Edinburgh Castle. In my opinion,  entry fee of £13 is a little too high. Basically, we were there the whole day so I really have nothing much to write. Just pictures 😀

 Yes yes this is where you burn your £13…

 The canon you see there is actually real. They fired an empty shell when i was there but I am not sure how often do they do it though. Because a videographer (figure behind the canon) was there when they fired it. Maybe it was for a documentary? I don’t know. 😀 

Note: I was just update by Miss Edinburgh (edinburghspotlight.com) that they fire the cannon every day at 1pm 365 days of the year and 21 times on the Queen’s birthday.

 In this building, they have hundred over books which have names of dead soldiers that died during the war. I forgot what war it was… :p I guess all the wars?

 This sword is taller than I am.

  

  These are my friends that were with me in the trip! 😀

Alright, there were 2 things that I really enjoyed in this castle. These statues…

     

….and this painting…

 I am not sure if you could see it from here but if you are actually there to see the painting, the face actually pops out giving this 3D feel to it. Kinda cool i think. 😀

I do apologise that I don’t really have much pictures in the castle as the lighting were not inviting. Thanks for viewing!!

to be continue….

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