Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Congrats Gokula and Mohana

I just came back from KL, attending Gokula's wedding in PJ. He got hitched to Mohana (a very lovely lass, tall too!) last Sunday, 14th December in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony in the morning, which was then followed by a lavish dinner reception at night.

Here's some sniper shots I made during the ceremony in the wedding hall:

Congrats to the lovely couple:


Here's their walk-in part of the ceremony:




Look at the horde of photographers, official and unofficial:


Washing of the feet:


There was even a "kolam" at the entrance of the wedding hall:


Later that night, we attended the dinner at a nice hotel, and during the bride and groom's entrance, they were escorted in by a pair of bagpipe players! I kid you not! Too bad I didn't shoot them...


The newlywed pouring the champagne:


Gokul giving his maiden speech as the bridegroom:


All in all it was a grand occasion, and I managed to meet up with a few old friends from university. The only downside is: they keep asking me when's my turn... :P

Friday, 12 December 2008

Another Life movie premier

Today was the premier of the movie Another Life that was shot earlier this year starring the CSPians.



It was supposed to be a funny story about an average Joe named Haikal who experiences mysterious changes in his life, all of which is tied to a strange rock that he bought at a 2nd hand items shop.

Anyway, hope it gets published soon :D on youtube :P

Monday, 8 December 2008

HobbyCon 2008 Day 2

Group pictures first:
Sorry for the lousy version, this is the one with the most people inside. Earlier ones don't have everyone, and even this one pun missing some booth owners :P

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HobbyCon 2008 Day 1


Welcome to HobbyCon 2008


Oh boy where do I start? OK, since you all need the group photos, so that's the ones I will process out heh heh...

Click on the thumbnail pictures for the larger version:

Here's the group photos for day one. Pictures of Cosplayers will be forthcoming.

Cosplayers Committee
Update:

Here's the president himself: Mr Cubex.


Some of the maids getting ready for maid cafe:




One of the maid's pointy stick:


Moar maids:


Mika and Massy:


A few people admiring the comic strips:


Nerdpride's army also made an appearance:




Hangmen warily eyeing a young member of the crowd, heh heh:


There were many booths taking part in HobbyCon 2008, among them was the 1/6 figurines booth as shown above, then there were others like:

The Gempak/ Team DayDreamers comic booth:


IT Station:


Carcasean (specialising in board games):


Magic: The Gathering tournament (not really a booth per se)


A maid cafe:


Gamer Concept (demonstrating the Sony PS2, among other things)


and Moe Yumi figurine stall (these were just for demo, from a private collector's collection), but they were selling other cute figurines:


will update this later... now i must zzzzzz....

Friday, 5 December 2008

HobbyCon 2008 preparation

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I went to Kompleks Asia City today to help out the pre-HobbyCon setup. The setup crew did have to wait a while for the tables and chairs to arrive because the management could only release the said furniture at around 8pm. Fortunately the tables and chairs arrived before that, so work started a bit earlier.

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Here's some more volunteers setting up a display rack:
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So hope to see you there on 6th and 7th December 2008 at Kompleks Asia City, the middle part, you can't miss it :D

Saturday, 29 November 2008

For the birds - 3

Alas, it was not meant to be...

Sad to say that all the birds have gone to bird heaven. Cause of death: unknown. Probable cause: overfeeding, but this is just a theory.

Final score:
Death 4 - birds 0.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

For the birds - 2

Small update on the health of the four little birds... erm I mean three little birds that are left. One of them was missing when my mom went to feed them this morning (or was it afternoon). We suspect the cat must have grabbed the smallest one from the cage when it was on the floor of the cage or it was a Houdini species( but most probably the former) because shortly after, my mom found a cat lurking around the garden area.

You see, the smallest one was kinda sickly these couple of days and we don't really know what happened to it. We think it may have been the ants trying to bite it to death every night and its legs can't really bend. It seems to be stretched out for some unknown reason. Anyway it is gone now, probably inside some cat roaming the neighbourhood.

Now if only the rest of its siblings learned how to eat by themselves...

Monday, 10 November 2008

For the birds

It's been a busy few weeks... so this will be a quick update.

My mom rescued a nest of birds that was blown down by the strong wind about more than a week ago and has taken up the task of taking care of them. Here's how they looked like last week on the first day my mom found them:

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There's one dominant one, two middle ones and one kinda underdeveloped one. The underdeveloped one is struggling right now, and we're not sure it can survive until maturity. The rest of the other siblings seem to be OK. We'll just have to see what happens in a few weeks time.

Here's how they look like today:
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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Jade's Halloween Night of Mayhem



Jade is gonna have a Halloween bash on 31 October, with the theme "Night of Mayhem". So dress up as your favourite ghoul or monster and stand a chance to win something on that night!

Start Time: Friday, October 31, 2008 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 2:00am
Location: 3-1-1, Block 3, 1st Floor, Api-Api Centre
Street: Jalan Centre Point
City/Town: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A bit of info regarding the poster above, heh heh...
Model: ki-chan
Shot by me
Makeup by Jofanna Bridal
Special poster effects by bobidom and mars
Special thanks to dias and Edgar and err... siapa lagi... I forgot
Moar photos by Edgar here.

Monday, 27 October 2008

H-factor

Yes, lil old me attended the H-factor Creative Youth Workshop that was held in Pan Pacific, Sutera Harbour Resort yesterday. The workshop was scheduled for 10:30am to 6:00 pm, but of course it started a bit later than scheduled.

More info in the link above.

It was a workshop that had speakers such as Hannah Tan, Hans Isaac, Reymee (of Innuendo fame), David Lai (couldn't make it today), Fellest Yan, Joey Khor, Harith Iskander, Serena C and Pietro to talk about their respective industries.

No photos of the goings on right now, as the organisers banned everyone from taking photos during the workshop, as they had their official photographer and videographer to capture the moments, so if you are looking for photos of the event, please try the link above.

Side note: the local media was allocated front row seats, but I wasn't sure if they were allowed to take photos or not, since some of the ushers did request one of the media members to stop taking photos early in the workshop. Why can't the local media take and use their own photos, since they were allocated front row seats? They could have just stayed where they were and snapped, and it wouldn't have hampered the view of the other participants that were packed like sardines at the back by much.

All in all it was fun, but I did leave with a slight bitter after-taste in my mouth.




Must have been the fish...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Fake movie poster

I just got bored one day and came up with this idea: Hey, why not design a movie poster for the short movie that I helped out in earlier this year? I scoured my collection of photos from that period and came up with almost nothing. Yes, I was too busy helping out that I didn't shoot many of the scenes using my DSLR. What to do? I had to run a few ideas through my brain for a few days and this is the result:

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Please don't flame me, as this was my first attempt to simulate a movie poster. Sorry Joj :D And no, it's not a horror movie...

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Breakfast at Green Park Cafe

I didn't really have breakfast there, since I ate earlier in the morning after attending church service. I only ordered barley water, and shot a few photos,(nothing nice :P ) but here's one that I like:
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Eyeball courtesy of Bev

The owner of the eyeball and the rest of the CSPians:
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More stuff here.

I'll be seeing you...

Monday, 29 September 2008

Happy birthday RinaCat and Robin

Went for a "surprise" birthday party celebrating Rinacat and Robin's birthday. Lots of photos, lots of food (paid by ourselves) and lots of noise.

The party was held at New York New York, 1 Borneo at 7 p.m. Combined guests were close to 40 people, I think.

Photos will be uploaded as soon as I can process them. In the meantime, I'm going nuts with the number of photos in my HDD that I have to process. Pic related: sawan

OK, here's some pictahs, haven't done uploading nor editing all of them...

The birthday girl:
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and the birthday boy:
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were all gathered in a veeeery long table:
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While they were eating...
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they were laughing (I dunno why...)
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Nolah, just kidding heh heh...

More party goers:
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More pictahs coming soon.