Friday, November 30, 2007


Had been escaping from KL working at Kota Kinabalu for the past few days. With much less working pressure and relaxing environment, it's more like a leisure trip. Generally people go back home from work around 5:30PM as the sun sets at around 6PM.

It's definitely the right time to visit KK now as it's the first time Sabah hosting the F2000 World Cup Powerboat Race at the Waterfront. Just opposite of where I stayed, Le Meridien Hotel. Too bad, I'm back to KL even before they started the event, from 1st to 2nd Dec.

The famous Filipino Market is also located opposite the hotel. It features vendors selling traditional handicrafts, souveniers, as well as woodstuffs. This is the colorful outlook of the market.

And the bench along the walkway of the market. I managed to capture it without having anyone sitting on it.

One of the stalls specializing pearls. They do have a branch at KL Sentral, but selling at a much higher price. I had a hard time choosing as there're just too many varieties.

I like the way this cheeky monkey staring into my lens :P

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Sunday, November 25, 2007


88mm (35mm equiv.), F/5.6, 1/200s, ISO400

The only advantage of using a small body and lightweight zoom lens is for the sake of convenience. It won't break your back after carrying the whole day. The EOS350D attached with EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 II was with me the whole day. It weighs more like a prosumer zoom camera (under 1kg), but the picture quality which it can deliver is way better. The above photo was taken spontaneously when I came across this butterfly next to the Cineleisure's flea market. The close focusing distance of the kit lens coupled with the 1.6x crop factor of the EOS350D yields acceptably large magnification ratio. If I'm not wrong, you can still get yourself a 350D kit at just RM1800; Or if you have a little bit more to spend, go for the 400D kit at RM2400. Start your photography journey from there...


Saturday, November 24, 2007


I was shopping at IKANO today and came across a cute range of handphone pouch. Had a thought of giving my PocketWizards some 'clothes' to wear on for cosmetic protection just in case it dropped, from let's say the lightstand (hopefully not). This brand is certainly not as fancy as Golla and more important it's not as pricey too. At almost a quarter of Golla's price, I found 2 pieces which are snug fit for the PWs. Each priced at RM9.50, available at the Novacell shop. Product is branded as "animob".


Friday, November 23, 2007

Xmas Gift

Xmas is approaching in a month's time. It's the best time of the year to give myself an excuse to buy things which I always want it. In the past, I gave myself detailing stuffs such as waxes, polishes and accessories. This year, it's some what different: 3 units of PocketWizard Plus II. Yeah, nothing to do with car detailing. It's a wireless radio flash trigger which can be triggered as far as 1600ft (0.487km) away! 1 unit for the body hot-shoe, and another 2 units for 2 flashes. I bought mine from a brand new online shop: Yamiya e-store.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jaguar XK8


Note: This car was previously detailed by WetShineDetailing, full story HERE.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Alvin & Mindy's Wedding




Sunday, November 11, 2007

Luna Bar

Mediterranean Pizza

Green Mussels

Dinner View

Friday, November 09, 2007

My Ball...head

It was a nice evening with clear sky and sadly I wasn't detailing the cars; was working in front of my computer instead. I noticed that the sun was shining into my room via the window at around 6:40pm with a harsh golden ray. With the iron grill, the golden ray threw an interesting harsh shadow pattern onto my tripod ballhead. By carefully positioning the ballhead, the Manfrotto logo (the red one) was illuminated. Within seconds, I snapped this photo before the ray disappeared in the next couple of minutes.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Big Apple Donuts

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Putra Collective Detailing Clinic

MB C-Class