Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Hobbycon 2009 Day 1 part 1

Oh nuts, it's already Tuesday and I'm still in the middle of editing the Day 1 pictures *swt*

OK, the first part will be about the preparation photos and stuff, and part 2 should contain more of the events (Cosplay competition). Photos will be uploaded when they're ready.

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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Are you ready for Hobbycon 2009?

Hobbycon 2009 is upon us, where are we to run? LOL

OK, if you have nothing better to do and are wondering what is Hobbycon all about, just drop by Citymall Kota Kinabalu on 12 and 13 (today and Sunday) to find out.

Or else you will blur-blur sotong...

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Hawt pixels, anyone?

Has any one tried taking long exposure photos using a digital camera? Some of you do, and some people prefer to use film :P

Anyway, the thing I want to bring up today was the issue of hot pixels. These manifest themselves as bright spots in your digital photo. Most of the time, they are not noticeable because they blend into the subject, but in certain situations, they can be quite obvious.

Take for example this photo below:





The picture above has been sanitised for your protection LOL, ok, I went and cloned out all the obvious spots. But lets look at another picture:

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Missing twin?

I was browsing the net on my daily rounds when I suddenly had an epiphany: one of my friends looked like a Hollywood celebrity.

Here, I'll let you decide:


Exhibit 1: Hilary Swank

and my friend Bev:


Exhibit 2: Bev

Maybe it's the killer smile, or the eyes, or both? I dunno...

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Dungeons and Dragons

Hola everyone, and velkom to a very dusty blog *koff koff*

Anyway, just to mention this: I've been playing a real paper and pencil (P&P) Dungeons and Dragons campaign with a few friends for the past few months, and we have reached up to level 3! Yes, our characters are still alive and in the current campaign, we are delving deeper into an old abandoned keep to prevent a cult from opening a rift to the Shadowfell (just consider it as another badass dimension with badass things that will cause bad things to happen if they come over into our dimension).

Here's the definition of what is D&D straight from the horse's mouth.
Here's the definition from Wikipedia.

OK, basically we role-play our characters, making them do actions that will affect things in the game world, e.g. talking to other characters, asking information from non-player characters (NPCs) and beating the crap out of monsters or bad guys that get in our way.

Here's some shots of our current campaign:






 Now all I have to do is to level up my character to level 3, which means I get to pick another encounter power :D

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sabah Bloggers Gathering 2009 is upon us!

OK, maybe not so dramatic, but...

Anyhow - this year's gathering will be in Imperial Hotel again, on the 31st of October so for those people who want to attend, just click on the little banner on the left or on the one above to get them details :D

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Sunday macro fun

ooh, another update, finally.

I took my 100mm macro lens out for a bit of fun in the sun today, but unfortunately it was during one of the hottest time of the day (around 12 or was it 1 p.m.).

I was also conducting an experiment to see if the silicon gels that I bought can be recycled to get rid of the moisture that it absorbed so I could use it again. The results were positive: these gels CAN be recycled, but you need lots of heat.

What I did was to put them into a clear plastic container and put them on top of a car when the sun is out. You know how hot car hoods can be when exposed to tropical sunlight, right?:

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They originally come in blue colour (dry) but they will turn pink when they absorb moisture. Here's a shot of wet and dry silicon gels:
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Alrighty, back to our main story, I was lurking around the garden in the middle of the day and this is what happened:

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Lets have a closer look:
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Some orchids:
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And some funky flower:
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The day was quite windy, so I had to use the flash to freeze the flowers and plants in place. Hope you enjoyed that. I'll see what else can be shot in another instalment.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Beach outing

Alrighty then, time to dust off the blog and put up a new post *kofkof*

Attended a beach outing on Sunday (yesterday) with a bunch of friends from CSP. The scheduled time was 10 a.m. at Beach 2, Tg. Aru. As usual, almost everyone turned up 2 hours late. By that time, the drinks were getting warm and the sun was doing a beatdown on anyone foolish enough to wander onto the white / brown sandy beaches.

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It was a pot-luck affair, everyone bringing a bit of stuff to share. I contributed 5 bottles of drinks (total 7.5 litres of liquids), Bev also brought about 4 bottles of stuff too, Ed brought homemade hinava that was properly cured and doesn't smell like the raw fish that it is :D Zack brought some mee baked into the shape of a cake? I can't remember what the others brought, but everyone managed to fill their larder.

Unfortunately the sky started to rain around 1 p.m. and I had to go off early to attend a meeting grrrrrr...

But wait, there's more -->

After the meeting, I managed to drag Ashley to the beach with me, even though it was still raining. We then rejoined the bunch of people trying to enjoy the beach despite bouts of intermittent rain. Me, I got to do some shooting, along with Ed and Jack, with some pretty victims heh heh heh...

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Beverly n me

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Frisbee!!!

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We even had some eyeball fun:

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And Clerence brought his guitar, which we all used as a prop (oh yeah, we also tried singing, using it as an accompaniment but I think it brought even more rain)

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And I leave you with one of my favourites of the day:

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