Thursday, November 30, 2006


Yesterday after office hour, went to toilet, took the lift, walked to lobby, stepped from the glass door, suddenly wind blowed to me, immediately i was dizzy. I cant even walked straight, my head kept on spinning only, like Gasing, the whole world macam wanna collapsed. Never happen before. Something is wrong with me!!!! But what??

Maybe not enough sleep for the past few days? Or thinking too much until some of the "valve" accidentally closed it, blocking the air to my "processor"?? I think i need some rest, just concentrate my job first. Stop thinking camera, shares, politics ......

Maybe the radiation from hand phone disturbing my receptor!!!

Water Rate for Apartment Users

Yesterday i saw the notice by management office saying the Water Rate for us (apartment users) has increased from RM1.20/cu.m to RM 1.38/cu.m effectively 1st November 2006.

It doesn't matter how many cu.m of water i use, even if i use only One (1) cu.m, i still will be charge at RM 1.38. What the hell is that? Other users (others than Apartment and Condominium) are being charged at RM 0.57/cu.m for 1st 20 cu.m. Why? Is it because those who stay at Apartment are RICHER compared to Semi-D, Terrace House, Bungalow???

Why should we pay RM 1.38 when others pay only RM 0.57, a different of RM 0.81 / cu.m???? Why the rate increase even when we use less than 20 cu.m???

This is unacceptable!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nikon D40

New release dSLR from Nikon D40. The most compact and lightweight Nikon digital SLR ever, combining outstanding picture quality with a design that's easy for everyone.

Some Nikon Cameras that i compared. Price should be less than RM 3k as D50 cost less than that too.

Pirates In Town Again

Mah Deh, still want to increase toll rate (here) in Klang Valley. Idiot!!!

"Toll rates will be increased for five concessionaires come Jan 1, 2007, according to Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

He said the Government could not afford to compensate the concessionaires for the Guthrie Corridor Expressway, Karak Highway, Grand Saga Cheras-Kajang Highway, Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP) and Kesas Shah Alam Highway the estimated RM2bil, if no increase was approved during this round of concession agreements"

Why the hell BN government want to come up the stupid Contract that will benefit the Pirate Highway Concessionaires when ever they are not allow to increase the toll rate? Who the hell behind all these company who take care the highway?

On another news, Guthrie going to sell off Guthrie Corridor to Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) for RM 936 million. So, after sapu the money, now wanna sell off, and increase the toll rate?

Mean while, another new Highway is on the way to Suck Rakyat money. Prolintas, which is a unit of Permodalan Nasional Bhd, owns 90% of PLSAS, while the remaining 10% is held by Island & Peninsular Bhd.

Quote The Sun:
He was speaking after witnessing a signing ceremony between the government and Projek Lintasan Shah Alam Sdn Bhd (PLSAS) on a 40-year concession of the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway.

Hey 40 years you know, not 14 years!!!!


Monday, November 27, 2006

RAW picture

Start to learn RAW picture format photographing and editing. Very interesting.

My 1st editing, trying for fun. Thanks to Seng Keong's D80.

Before editing. Direct convert from RAW to jpeg

After editing. Then convert to jpeg

Friday, November 24, 2006

Holland Clog

My Dutch colleague just came back from Holland and she gave us thier Clog.

Palm Oil Mill

Have you ever know how your CPO being processed in palm oil mill? Just paid a visit inside the mill in Johor.... And also the dark smoke emission from burning of kernel shell and mesocarp fibre for steam boiler...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

UMNO's Motor Show

The need of NEP to be stayed FOREVER!!! To help the RICH to become RICHER, the POOR to become POORER!!!

check it out here.

just upload 2 picture here in case the link disappear...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Guess of the Day

For details, click here

Where is my House at Batu Ferringhi?

Roundabout - Gurney Drive - History

The roundabout that i must use since i was young will become history... to school, to town, to look for friends, to yam cha, to chit chat at Gurney Drive, to tuition, to Seberang Prai.....

Searh this Satellite View of Penang, it can guide throughout Penang.




1000 Mb Hotmail

Today i noticed that Hotmail already increase the capacity to 1000 Mb. Finally, the monopoly MSN wanna increase it after loosing to Yahoo (1 Gb) and Gmail (2.6Gb). But still Hotmail is far behind Gmail.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mist Again - Bkt Belimbing

Today morning mist again in Bukit Belimbing, the place i stay. This is the 3rd time since i stay here for 2 years that mist happended.

1st time. No photograph during that time.
2nd time. Already own a compact digital camera.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

“Yellow to Me” Photo Contest 2006

You want Nikon D80? The time has come, grab it if you can.

Nikon presents the second annual 'Yellow to Me' Photo Contest this year in partnership with the National Geographic Channel Asia (NGCA). Entries to the contest will be accepted from October 23 to December 24, 2006.

'Yellow to Me' Photo Contest 2006 is open for any photographers from Asia and the Middle East regions and countries. We are looking for your original photos on the theme of Yellow; the signature colour of both Nikon and National Geographic Channel. We are expecting for your free expressions of the impression of yellow through photograph' inspired by Asia and the Middle East regions and countries where exist a wide variety of cultures, histories, languages, and people. Entries are submitted via the NGCA Website, and the winners will also be announced on the site.

The theme of the last year’s contest was 'What does the colour yellow mean to you?' A total of over 8,785 images were received from more than 2,962 entrants in Asia and the Middle East regions and countries.

This year's theme is 'Share your passion'. We hope not only the contest itself but also the photos that illustrate yellow vividly, express passion and creativity, tell a story, or capture a moment, will help providing great opportunities of cultural communication.

Where the hell is the Methodology?

After talking so long, talking a lot of "kok" story, where the hell is the methodology suppose to be disclose for scrutiny if demanded by Rakyat, NGOs, Political Parties, Tink-Tanks... (here, here)

Please stop the "kok" story and disclose the methodology!!!

50 years is enough!!!

Time To Change

Think now and future. Stop it before it turns bad and sour!!

Vote for better future, better tomorrow.

50 years is enough!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Penang Hawker Food

Fried Oyster - RM 5, 8 and 10

Char Koay Teow - RM3, 4 and 5

Suppose the photos are to be printed in 8R size for my mom's stall at Batu Ferringhi, but promo here 1st. Just to attract more customers from every where to taste it.

Location : Long Beach Hawker Centre, Batu Ferringhi
Time of Operation : after 6.30pm till no more customer

Batu Ferringhi Beach

Brough HH to Batu Ferringhi Beach - Pantai Mas. Had some "sea wind" although my house is very near to sea. Whenever he saw some kind of "new human" - African, Mat Salleh, he will stared at them especially girls. You can see Muka Head, on top of the hill is the Light House. Quality not so good the photo, as i can't zoom close enough. Therefore, it is Digital zoom.

Batu Ferringhi, Penang

View from Eden Fairway Condominium, that is Sri Sayang, the tallest building in Batu Ferringhi. On the right is the new Semi-D houses.

One of the Wild Cat that always wondering around looking for his "Prey". Many of them became victim of his act!!! Terrible !!! End up many of his "side-effect" product having colourful stripe. See how fierce his face.

The flower series continue, taken at Batu Ferringhi, my house.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Ever you thinking of taking photos of moon, stars, comet, nebula, planets....? For me yes, when i was young. But taking those "things" you need extra powerful zoom lens, or else all the "things" that you take will become tiny-tiny "manik". That's why, i only took moon, from Earth. But still, the moon look small (using 210mm).

Now Canon give you some tips how to do it - Astrophotography.

Photo from Canon.

Balik Kampung yea yea

FYI, i will go back to Penang this Friday together with PL and HH, also my sister till Sunday. Balik kampung, the feeling is always there...... Hope not much rain, not many cars on the road, NO TOLLs if possible... Anything, just give me a call, i will always ready my hand free.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

KLSE Noon Closing

It is getting higer, but only to Blue Chip. What the heck!!! The Composite Index is more than 1000 points, but majority of the shares seem like still at ~ 700 points. A lot of stocks less than RM 0.10, so terrible......

On BioDiesel derive from Palm Oil, check it out here.

Plantation companies looking to tap into the biodiesel demand in the European Union (EU) could face a setback if the EU parliament’s industry committee’s call for a ban on palm oil-based biodiesel is passed.

Monday, November 06, 2006


Some shots during Walker exercise time. See his nose, bleeding due to his own act... finail !!
Finger nail.

Alamanda Putrajaya

Yesterday attended an open house by my ex-boss from MG at Putrajaya. On the way back, went to Alamanda Putrajaya to have a free air-cond and relax there. Actually the purpose is to search for highchair for my Henn Henn. So, went to Anakku, Mother Care, Modernmum, also has Aussino and beautiful Wall Paper shop.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Finally it hit 1000 points!!

Mahathir will join Anwar?

根据今日《星报》(The Star)第七页、标题为“安华邀请马哈迪当在野党顾问”(Anwar invites Mahathir to advise the Opposition)的报道,安华在登嘉楼受询时回答记者:“纵使我(安华)曾遭受不良的对待,也跟他(马哈迪)有歧见,但是这不会是(邀请马哈迪为在野党顾问的)障碍。”

wait and see.....

Thursday, November 02, 2006

High Speed Moving

Low light condition plus cannot use flash, this is my Olympus Camedia C-370 can do as i cannot ask Henn Henn to freeze in order to let me take his photos. So, wait for another one year maybe for me to buy a dSLR........ But my hand also shake a bit la when i took the photos...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Higher Water Tariff

The PIRATE is on the town again starting today, 1st November 2006. In order to cover their loss, Government allow Syabas to charge us higher water rate since they are able to reduce NRW by 5%, what the heck (here)!!!

Syabas to Syabas. Forget about Ammonia Smell issue (here, here, here too), forget the quality we get, forget the filtration system that i installed at my house.....

According to him:
Some 45% of consumers, whose water consumption is below 20 cubic metres per month, will not be affected.

Who claim that 45% of consumers not affected? The minimum charge is increasing from RM 5 to RM 6 even though for those users who use less than 10 cu.m. Before the hike, if i use 8 cu.m (RM 4.56), i was charged at RM5. If i use 10 cu.m, i was charge at RM 5.70. Now, after the hike, if i use 8 cu.m, i will be charged at RM 6 (instead of RM 5). If i use 10 cu.m, i will be charged at RM 6 also (instead of RM 5.70). So it is means that the POOR will get POORER. You use less water, yet need to pay EXTRA. What say you, Syabas?

“But consumers will pay 13% more for every cubic metre used for the next 15 cubic metres and 17.6% more for every cubic metre after 35 cubic metres,” Selangor Infrastructure and Public Utilities Committee chairman Datuk Fatah Iskandar Fatah said.

He said the increase would only raise costs by 2.7% to 4.6% for medium-sized coffeeshops, which meant that they would only pay between RM4.50 and RM7.50 more a day for water.

He said small-scale laundry outlets would experience an increase of between RM40 and RM55 per month while hair salons would have to pay about RM3 more per day.

Although the increase is Small according to his defination, i am sure, damn sure the price of the service will incerease and eventually we, the consumer need to bear it again.

He said the increase was also necessary to finance works by Syabas like the upgrading of raw water treatment by switching to the latest technology so that it could provide treated water that was of a higher standard than that set by the Health Ministry.

He said the company had also replaced 300km of 800km of old and faulty pipes, many of which were over 30 years old.

Ah ha, this is the actual story why increase water tariff..... to finance a loss, high debt company to continue running. While Syabas able to reduce NRW, it is means that they are able to gain more, but the tariff is still increase. WHY? I don't see Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd increase the water tariff in fact they are the lowest in Malaysia. Or only Klang Valley need to change thier old pipes but not other states?