Bugger!

30 May, 2008 at 2:10 pm (Uncategorized, Uni pics) (, , , , , , )


Well I’ve left uni for about 2 weeks now so I guess it’s only fair if I dedicate some posts and publish pictures I took to the place I spend almost four years of my life there. Ok maybe not four years if you minus out the 6 months I took to do my internship. But then again there’s also the mid semester break and long holidays that should have been subtracted so all in all I’ve probably only spend about 2 and a half year in uni. Why a I so anal? Moving on…

So , a couple of months ago(can’t determine the exact time nor whether it was before I got quarantined or after) I went to the toilet. Some of you might snicker and say “BrawHAHA, what’s the big deal? People go to the loo everyday.” Yes smartass you’re right but do you see this every time you go and answer nature’s most desperate call?:

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Look closely la…

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Btw, why do they say answering nature’s call when you gotta go pee or shit? I just don’t get it with all these colloquial terms. And did nature use 3G when calling you? And which telco did nature use, Maxis, Celcom or Digi? Haha god I’m funny.

Anyway upon seeing that spider in the middle of the toilet cubicle my first thought wasn’t to whack it away so I can sit on the throne but I went to get the camera instead. At this point I have totally forgotten the pain in my nuts that were screaming to relief themselves cause I feel the need to do some low light photography.

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I turned on the flash to see what I’ll get:

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The results weren’t that fantastic. At this point, a stupid bug fell onto the spider’s web creating a perfect scene for me to capture more interesting shots. Bare in mind that in this toilet there were no windows and the lighting was very very poor, depending heavily on fluorescent lamps and whatever little natural light that can get into this secluded area. Also, I need to emphasis this – I USED MY EL-CHEAPO OLYMPUS FE-110 to get these shots. The same camera I used for all the shots in this site which by the way cuts off the flash in super macro mode (bummer) and with the highest res at 5M pixel really is nothing to shout about.


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Evidently without flash there were noticeable noise but at an acceptable level (my camera maxes out at ISO-400). Super steady hands are needed to capture these shots in these conditions. At this point I also realized how sucky the auto focus is on my FE, sometimes I need to refocus and reposition several times just to get a good shot.

I have a feeling that somehow this asshole of a spider detected the presence of my camera either through its 8 eyes or it can sense the electromagnetic/Infra red wave emitted from the cam/lense and will try its best to stay away. This includes a lot of moving around and wriggling to get away from the lense. Argh! I was so mad that if it wasn’t because the spider’s the main subject of this photo shoot I would have swat it into the toilet bowl and flush it down! Hah! Take that you stupid spider, see if you can still sing that stupid Itsy Bitsy Spider song or not? Muahahahahaha!

In case you’re wondering how small the spider was, here’s a comparison with my finger:

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For comparison purpose only. I wasn’t fantasizing that this spider was exposed to radiation and that one bite from it would turn me into a web slinging super hero over night. Seriously I wasn’t.

Of course, I’ve saved the best shot for last. Here’s a warning though: Strictly not for people with arachnophobia/ fear of spiders. The author will not be responsible or any injuries physical or mental that could lead to spasm and uncontrollable frothing at the mouth. Ok now that you’ve been warned:

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Look at the indivual hair strands. Creepy isn’t it? There’s actually a second part this spider shooting session. But that is for another time…

And as usual, after I’m done shooting this is what I did:

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Nuisance…

Hey, I still need to relieve my self incase you’ve forgotten!

p/s: Haha I know you hate creepy crawlers my dear Kawan, so take this post as a way to reduce that fear. Stare at those pics…. one by one…. hehahahaha! But who could blame you eh especially when that beetle landed there *ehem hahaha!

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6 Comments

  1. naturelava said,

    JS you didnt kill it did ya?! Nice pics btw.

  2. napaboaniya said,

    From the first picture I thought it was a mosquito or something.
    If that spider is poisonousness, it’ll just take a small wee sting at you and ta-da!! You’ll be spinning spider webs soon 😛

    I’ve got UV filter ray on my lens all the time, so shouldn’t be a problem I guess.
    It’s like SGD$2+ per litre of petrol currently… *heartache*
    Besides thinking of the $ being spent when out, now we start thinking of the petrol consumption as well.

  3. Kawan said,

    hahaha YIKES! EEEEE NOTHING U SAY OR DO WILL EVER MAKE ME LIKE IT! so er xin! eeeeeeee!! hahahah omg im so disgusted cann??!!

    the one that dropped was even more omfg! hahaha eeeee i hte this post of urs i hate it i ahte it!!! lol

  4. Kawan said,

    YIKES! NO MATTER WAT YOU DO, I WONT LIKE IT! SO OH MY GOD! SOOO EEEEYER HAHAHA YUCKSSSSS!

  5. unig said,

    naturelava: *looks sheepishly away* Of course I didn’t! Haha! But I flicked it away and it sorta landed in the…. oh never mind hehe.

    napaboaniya: Drive a Kancil la and you won’t be worried bout petrol anymore haha!

    Kawan : Ahahahahahaha well look at it in a positive way – like how it can help you reduce your fear of insects or maybe even ‘beetle’ eh? Hehahahahha!

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