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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I’m Yours

20 May, 2008 at 3:17 pm (Songs, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

I’m kinda happy now cause one of my all time favorite singer/song writer Jason Mraz is coming out with a new album and one of his song that had fast became my favorite so far is I’m Yours. Here’s the MV for the song:

And that song is dedicated to my dearest Kawan =)

Truth is I’ve listened to that song since last year when it was leaked on the internet as a sampler. The one I listened to is slightly different in terms of music and instrument play and lacking the distinct Carribean/ beach kinda song the final release has. But still a good song though, so good in fact I still listen to it almost on a weekly basis for the past year.

And this might beg the question, why the unhealthy obsession with Mraz? Well admittedly I am (slightly) intrigued by his songs especially the first time I heard one his hits – The Remedy way back in 2003(?). I found out that the song was written for a friend who had cancer and in the song, the lyric goes “well if you’ve got the poison, I’ve got the remedy”. It reminded me of some one dear to me who survived cancer, and now shines so bright and lighten up people’s lives, you can literally turn off the sun. In fact she’s so strong it made me feel embarrassed to be weak. So for that friend of mine I shall soldier on! Here’s the MV for Remedy:

And then there’s You and I Both, man I liked this song almost as much as I like kaya! Haha! Ok let me try and be an ah lian by saying – I ❤ that song(<3 is a sideway heart symbol which most people mistaken for cone ass (3) gettit? Haha!) This song made me realize that this Mraz dude is talented, quirky, write great lyrics and the MV itself is funny. Now don’t get me wrong ok cause the love I have for Mraz is purely on a musical level and nothing else. No sticky man love here please hahaha!

p/s: Ok this is kinda embarassing, I have only recently realised that Colbie Caillat is infact a woman. All this while I thought she was a guy cause you know she’s a singer/song writer pretty much in the same league as Mraz and with a name like Colbie, can you blame me? Sheesh… hahaha!

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My 1st Malaysia-Singapore Collaboration

17 May, 2008 at 2:43 pm (Misc pics, Mumblings, Scenery, Uni pics) (, , , , , , , , , )

About a week ago some of my pictures were featured in an art/photography assignment from a friend of mine all the way from Singapore. She had asked to feature some of my works in this assignment of her and me being the gracious(ehem!) person that I am (haha) gladly obliged. Here’s the resulting work:

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Four of my pictures were featured. Here they are in the original versions and you can click them it’s accompanying post:

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Personally, my most favorite photo (apart from mine haha!) would be the top most center one, a good and sharp macro shoot for the railings and ending with a blurred out background. That picture shows a great form of perspective photography with nice contrast and lighting. Not bad at all considering it was taken with a P & S camera, just like all the other pics. And my other favorite would be the candy love sign pic at the top right corner. Can’t believe those candies actually fell on the ground and formed a heart shape accidentally!

And coincidentally, the main focus of this work would be the bigger ‘Candy’ pic on the right…. hmmm I smell Da Vinci Code conspiracy here hehehe. I mean the just above the Candy pic is a pic of the heart shape candies. Now you tell me, is this a sign or what? Hahahaha!

Personally, I am quite flattered and proud (a bit) that my photos were featured in a dear friend’s assignment. Yes I know they aren’t going to an art gallery(yet!) but somehow having my pics helping a dear friend of mine meant a lot to me. Oh ya, another perk is I get free promotion for my site hehe!

AND WHO SAID MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE CAN’T WORK TOGETHER?
Maybe our government don’t see eye to eye but our people sure have lots of love for each other don’t they? Hehehehe…

To that friend of mine, I hope you get fantabolous grades for this assignment of yours because I think you have talent. But do take care not to cut yourself anymore in the future ok?

p/s: I’m always glad to help anyone who needs my pics, as long as they are not for commercial purposes (as stated by my copyright here) and credit is given when due. Just ask me and I’m sure I’ll be glad to let you feature them in your assignments, blogs or books.

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