Sunday, 29 March 2009

Anthony Lai obituary

Uncle Anthony (On Tong) passed away on Friday, 27 March 2009 at Damai Specialist Centre at 11.15 a.m. Funeral services will be at 12 noon 30 March 2009 at Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour (room 2D) mile 2 Tuaran Road and thereafter to Tamalang Silou Cemetery, Inanam for burial.

May his soul rest in peace.

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Monday, 23 March 2009

CUBE photo contest

I went for the Cube Restaurant and Wine Lounge photo contest last Thursday (19 March).

The Cube restaurant is located in City Mall (for those who don't know, it's at the left hand corner as soon as you turn into City Mall). The interesting thing about this restaurant is that it is a nightmare for photographers!!! (The ceiling is black, and the lighting is kinda dim) OK, just joking lah, it has a cosy atmosphere to kick back and relax.

OK, back to the main story: we were invited to participate in this photo contest by silvertongue I mean Silverhand (actually Julian bugged me into joining). So after work, I rushed home, grabbed a quick shower and my camera gear and headed to Cube.

So I reached there slightly before 6pm, and a few other photographers were already assembled there. The proprietress, Mei was friendly and accommodating to all of us as we shuffled around her restaurant trying to shoot her food :P

We had to shoot the Cube signature dishes as well as the models, because they were wearing some clothes sponsored by... errr... I'll get back to you on that. Heh heh. Moving on...

Edit: The clothes were provided by Samantha, another shop also located in City Mall.



I came to Cube on a previous visit, and noted the lack of a white ceiling (hence the photographer's nightmare) and brought along a little prop to help:

Photo credit to Gerry.

We had to shoot the food and drinks:
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The signature dish above, was actually another one ordered by a restaurant patron, but since it looked better than the sample that we had earlier, we shot hers instead LOL.

So after shooing away all the photographers from her dinner, she finally managed to tuck into her food with gusto!
You won't like me when I'm hungry!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Another Life video

I'm just putting this up so that I can find the videos again. Aspect ratio is a bit off, so just think of it as viewing a 4:3 video on widescreen with stretching :D

Video was shot in the middle of last year, and the premier was in December last year. Movie was made by Shaz (or I usually refer to him as The Director) using a host of local talent. Mostly working on the cheap (or for peanuts) :P

Pictars can be found here

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Friday, 6 March 2009

Speakers back online

This is the first bit of good news for this year: my creative speakers that died 2 years ago has been resurrected, thanks to a relative :D

The initial diagnosis was that the power brick died, but after sending it in to my uncle for a closer look, my uncle's bro-in-law found a short inside the subwoofer that caused a fuse inside the power brick to melt, thus rendering the brick--> a brick. LOL!

Now I can hear those zombies running from behind me in 5.1 glory...

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Bad year rising

Ahh... 2009 what a lousy start to the year this has been. I've been plagued with health problems and lotsa stress (are they related? I dunno...) since the beginning of this year.

Hope it doesn't get any worse than it is...