Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Sandals

Nothing. Just a pair of sandals.
(1/60 sec at f/5. ISO 1,600. Photoshoped.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Feeling arty

And you get these.

Antiques and artifacts
(1/20 sec at f/4, ISO 1,600, edited in Photoshop to create a more nostalgic mood)

Grab your favorite camera, walk around your house -- your living room, your kitchen, your dining room, your bathroom; look at the ceiling, the floor, the wall, the roof. Stand in the corners of the room and look through your camera viewfinder, be amazed by how ordinary things that you see everyday can turn utterly unusual. The next thing you do, you press the shutter release.

Ceiling light
(1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 100)

Out of the house.

(1/200 sec at f/4.5, ISO 1,600)

Lunch in a sunday afternoon
(1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 200)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lefty - Day #2

Well my brother's wrist support has a size L, it couldn't hold my wrist firm enough and tended to hurt a little while moving my arm around. Paid a visit to a nearby pharmacy and bought one with a size M. I was skeptic about getting a smaller size as it might be too tight and wouldn't be comfortable. Turned out it's a perfect fit!

Yes it is tight but that's exactly what it's designed for - to compress your wound and to ease the swelling. I also iced it Sunday night before wearing the new wrist support.

I have been wearing it for a day now and I must say it really works. I don't feel much pain unless I move my palm at some really odd angle or got some small knocks. I can operate my PC fine. Typing is a little slower but manageable. Using the pen tablet isn't an issue at all and it only makes me appreciate my Bamboo Fun even more! Bathing is somewhat challenging but once you get the hang of it, it's just another day in life. I only find it hard to reach for my left shoulder and it's almost impossible to clean my left arm with, just, a left arm.

Wringing out a wet towel is another challenging feat. It takes some practicing, but still you can't expect a properly wrung out towel with just one hand. I can live with that.

I believe my wrist will get better later in the week. On the other hand (no pun intended), you'll be surprised how many things you can do with just one, non-dominant hand.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hiya, Lefty!

Kinda hurt my wrist a little in a futsal game this afternoon. Made a good save but paid the price. Borrowed a wrist support from my brother and this is how it looks like right now.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cool Stuff 4, anyone?

Just four months ago I attended this Adobe Masters Tour 2008 at KL Tower, the 'Masters' (Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine and Greg Rewis) were still uncertain about whether there will be a CS4 in the near future.

"We think CS3 is so good that we do not really need a CS4..." that's roughly what they said during the show.

Yeah right and guess what? Four months later, BOOM! Here comes CS4.

Shortcut to Brilliant?

The official launch.

The lounge and the crowd.

Entering the hall.

The thing that keeps everyone stay till the very end of the event.

Some nice arrangement.

Coffee or tea?

The hall and the stage.

Ashley Wearne, MD of Adobe SEA giving opening speech. He claims that the 'CS' in CS4 actually stands for 'Cool Stuff'.

The first speaker of the day - Tim Cole. Tim says he made Malaysian Curry from scratch back in Seattle. (Big deal!)

Emcee entertaining the crowd by playing the popular 'Deal or no deal' game with a lucky attendee. Inside one of the boxes is a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS4.

My lunch at Old Town White Coffee opposite the hotel. It's like an 'express' Old Town, Nasi Lemak Special is served in a pre-packed tray. Completing the meal is the Adobe CS4 questionnaire and a water bottle door gift.

Karl Soule silencing the crowd before he reveals something real COOL! Btw, check out his laptop.

Paul Burnett giving out some goodies.

Paul says he is Aussie and he doesn't say 'Howdy' like fellow Americans Tim and Karl do. Aussies say 'Good day!'.

Paul improvising some lame magic show with the twins from Adobe SEA.

The masters unite.

'Are you trying to say that my magic sucks huh, Karl?'

Shortcut to Brilliant - A Success Story

Sunday, November 2, 2008

同在大城的爱 那样遥远 然而搭着台的人 这样近


《搭台》词:周耀辉 曲:阿牛

茶餐廳的伙計 難得抖氣
熱駌鴦的蒸汽 這一刻多優美
就算客飯 也有你
沉默如奶麥 甜蜜就如菜蜜
同在大城的你 那樣陌生
誰令誰信任 誰又令誰缺憾
同在大城的愛 那樣遙遠
然而搭著台的人 這樣近

油占多的香氣 這一刻多詭秘
就會庇佑 再見你

沉默如奶麥 甜蜜就如菜蜜
同在大城的你 那樣陌生
誰令誰信任 誰又令誰缺憾
同在大城的愛 那樣遙遠
然而搭著台的人 這樣近

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Unlikely Leo is back, roaring!

Roar! Roar!

Having been suspended for almost half a month, my webhost service is finally reinstated. Unlikely Leo is back in business!

Pretty much thanks to Jay Chou, I just uploaded his new mp3 and my bandwidth went up to a whopping 197GB! Imagine 197GB of data being downloaded from a website in less than a week, that's 80,000+ downloads of just one song. I certainly underestimated Jay Chou.

I can only afford a basic package, which only allows a maximum bandwidth of 100GB, and that, consequently, lead to a suspension. While that Jay Chou's mp3 might not be the only reason to the excessive bandwidth usage, it's most likely to have caused the trouble.

It's November now and my account has been reinstated and I'm back blogging. It's been an eventful October, let's hope for a better month.