Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Midnight Umbrella

You might wonder what the heck I've been drinking to come up with the title of this post, but believe me, it was only water!

Bah, a few friends and I got together to experiment with some remotely triggered flashes and the biggest umbrella I could get my hands on: one of those golf umbrellas given out by BP last time. So, we wanted to emulate one of the pictures that Sakuya found off the internet, where the person was sitting down, holding an umbrella in a dark area, and the only illumination was from the flash bouncing off the underside of the umbrella.

Without further ado, I'll post up some shots to show you the result from our blood, sweat and gears:

Since we were shooting in an empty basketball court behind some houses, there was bound to be some stray light coming from the surrounding houses, and one set of lights had a sinister resemblance to a well-known predator:

More pictures will be uploaded soon...
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Monday, 26 April 2010

Joanna's surprise birthday celebration

This was cooked up a few days ago by a whole bunch of CSPians to give Joanna a surprise birthday party under the pretext of playing computer games (heh heh heh). Her birthday was not due for another few days, but we decided to celebrate it a bit earlier.

While the birthday girl was busy playing L4D2, the cake was brought in.

Just pictures:

Birthday girl blowing out the candles:

First present was a....

pak zham kai bi

chuuu before opening present

what is it?

shiny dark bracelet:

ok, she's doing the T_T oledi:

some kinda charm?

And the most dangerous thing of all: THE BIRTHDAY CAKE! (Courtesy of Nex)
The calories per serving were probably OVER NAIN THAUSAAAAND!

Abu explaining why there was no Sisters Of Battle anthem playing while the cake was brought in.

Awesome girl with awesome cake:

eating awesome spaghetti with awesome sauce:

and all of that will go to your paha!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Low voltage

How's the weather in your area? Well, here in KK it's hot and wet (at least we're getting rain). But that's not what I want to blog about.

My house and a few houses around my housing area (my, that's a lot of houses) have been experiencing low power supply for the past few weeks. You can see it by the dim lights and the constantly flickering fluorescent lights that try in vain to fire up. Even some of the street lights cannot even reach ignition point.

So I was curious and decided to whip out my multimeter and take a reading of the power supply. I had to use my camera's flash because my room light refused to turn on due to the low voltage:

Waw, only 180 volts, no wonder the lights can't turn on. Usually it's between 220-240 volts. Luckily we still had some incandescent lights in the house, but they were quite dim, as if we set a dimmer on them.

There has been quite a number of power disruptions around the city, I guess it is because the power supply is being taxed to its limit? Or is there an alien invasion going on and they're slowly assimilating the infrastructure... LOL