DIY Zinger

Two slices of Gardenia bread, eggtart's bak gua,
omellete with lots of onions. I could have added
some cheese and also a bit of sandwich spread.
But nah, I am hungry

The exercise machine

This was a former clothes hanger until someone
found other use for it

I snake today Part III

So, the next item after getting the strap and UV lens would be a camera bag. And it must not be just any camera bag.

1. My first criteria is that the camera bag must not look like a camera bag. They even said that some people or security guards know how to tell by just looking at the lable (e.g. Lowepro, Bagman, etc.).

2. The second criteria is that the bag must have a good opening system where I can quickly take the camera out and start shooting.

3. Shape of the bag. Initially I thought of a belt-mounted system but this would not work if I am driving or sitting down. And they tend to be very bulky, making you look as if you have grown an elephant snout at your waist.

So, if I cannot get any bag, then I will have to go around scouting for one which has the closest match to my ideals. Getting one custom made is tempting but not cost effective. I was actually thinking of a sling bag and line the insides with washing liquid sponge. So, after telling Ken about my choice, he came up with the perfect solution. Actually, to be frank, it almost looksvlike Loctor's Crumpler bag.... Ha ha ha

So, there are tow colours and they're from different manufacturers
Here's the weird part: They look alike, apart from the colours

My friend got the Casemate (right) while I went for the Kani (nah) as I
liked the lighter brown.

Ken even gave us a Nikon Bag to carry our bags away....... huh?
The insides of mine was orange while my friend's was blue and
it has a lot of sompartments which you can arrange as they are
velcro mounted.

Why I like it immediately? This one has no zips
and only velcro. And there are a lot of pockets too.
So, if I need to take my D50 out, I just tear the flap
away and that's it. But in case you travel a lot, they
have two clip-on buckles to secure the flap

Now, the only thing is, I wonder how people will see me when I wear my hip pouch and the sling bag at the same time.....

I snake today Part II

Since I needed a longer strap and also a UV filter, my friend brought me to svhor where they're selling the Matin straps for RM38 or so. The place is literally just across the road from where we ate. Once we're inside, the place was filled with a lot of accessories! Although we promised ourselves to just go in and get out, we spent more than two hours there. While he was testing some lens, I went for the Matin strap (last two), a UV filter, a lens cap and a camera bag (more on this on the next post). Ken Wong was a very helpful and practical guy who advises you a lot on what you need for you camera. He even told us that a week ago, they had a Group test using the Nikon D3. The showroom/studio was set up with an area with a live model, an area for still life shot and some good lens just for that session. All you need to do was to register and bring your own CF card.

Anyway, here is the place:
Direct Photo
28-2, Block N, Jalan 3/93A, Warisan City View
Batu 2 1/2, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-92055868
fax: +603-92055663

Ken Wong with the lens my friend was trying out

What can you possibly not buy? Not in the picture are the studio flash
and tripods. They even have a sofa for you to sit on while you decide
what you need. I wished they served drinks and cakes too. Ha ha ha

This was a setup for studio shot for the Nikon D3 testing session.

My 52mm UV filter and another lens cap (which I will drill a hole)

I snake today Part I

So today, I told my Boss that I need to pick up my daughter from Kindergarten and then meet a friend in the afternoon. And just in case, I took a half day leave. But unfortunately, I actually forgot about taking the half-day leave this morning and went straight to work instead. Then again, by right, I should not be taking any leave this week as most of our customers are about to close for the Chinese New Year and therefore, we're really up to our necks with service calls.

Anyway, I still had to met up with my friend after Kristine has been taken care of. He was actually my ex-colleague and he did not know much about my D50 until he logged in to Photo Malaysia and somehow ended up at Loctor's Blog which then pointed to me. Ha ha ha ha. Such a Small World. Anyway, as promised, we met and had lunch first at Jalan Peel before going to the place.

This place has a very nice Yong Tou Fu.

Just the soup and rice alone is good enough for me. And I
did not detect any MSG in the soup (maybe I was too hungry)

Oh, those delicious brinjals

While waiting, I practised on my "Hip shots"

This was me shooting up the tree where
someone was using it to dry some clothes
and hang the National Flag

Anger revisited

As I have said, even though the damage is healed, you can
still see the scars. And it will be a long time before it goes
away completely

The finger

Its more than a week now, the black part (blood) had dried
up and became hard. Sometimes its itchy and sometimes its
painful. Once it breaks, I can see the wound. Now, I have to
wait for the eyelash to break too....