How far can it go?

While I was about to pack my stuff after visiting the customer, the spot where I parked had a small rectangle "park". Since I had a bit of time, I decided to test the remote's distance myself. So, I set my D50 down on one end of the park and set it to receive the remote's signal. I just wanted to see how far it can go (assuming its using a fresh CR2025) battery. Some said it was about 16 feet (5.3 meters) on the Internet.

As I walked towards the end, I activated the remote at roughly every five meters.

Distance: 5 meters.
God, my backside is huge! Yes, I prefer loose jeans, OK?

Distance: 10meters
And my back looked weird

Distance: 15 meters

Distance: 20 meters

Distance: 25 meters or so

So, the remote is quite effective up to about less than 25 meters. But maybe, the distance could be more in an enclosed area since there will be no interference from the Sun (which is not only bright but a source of infra-red as well). Anyway, for it to be effective, the remote must be used straight since at any other angles, it will be blocked either by the lens or the handgrip. Moreover, I have yet to try reflecting the remote's infra-red signals back from a distance of more than five metres.

Lost control

I had a customer in Glenmarie today and since the Sun was not so hot, I decided to take normal route and not the Toll. After coming out of the old Airport road, I was faced with the roundabout there. As I went across it, I saw a lorry in a very weird position.

Judging from the skid marks, I don't think the driver was at fault but he was unable to control the heavy lorry. So, up the divider it went.

See the skid marks? There must be another vehicle coming out
from the left of the roundabout and maybe he is trying to avoid

So, this is the end result of trying to control a heavy vehicle

And if I am not mistaken, those are concrete he's carrying

About an hour later, I came back to see if the lorry is still there.
Its also a good time to try out the D50's 2.5fps capabilities

A day at The Curve

So, today is Sunday and it is a good day to continue with my sleep since I was "working" in the office the day before up to nearly eleven at night. Well, it was my fault as after preparing my tech for his first trip to Lahad Datu, Sabah, I was tired and fell asleep. Ha ha ha

Anyway, Wife wanted to go to a Popular Bookshop store and she suggested the one in Section 14, PJ. Knowing that the place will be vacated, I suggested other branches until we agreed on going to The Curve. Almost four hours later, we finally reached The Curve. It was a nice suprise for me as there was negligible traffic even at two in the afternoon. But our first parking choice at Tesco came up nothing as it was full. I decided to try parking at The Curve instead just to try my luck.

After getting our stuff done, I had to take all of them into the car since moving about in a crowded area with your hands full of shopping bags and holding the two girls are just asking for trouble. And while I as there, I spotted a Toyota Celica modified into a Transformers Decepticon Barricade. However, there are no lights on the top which makes it a bit discreet. Only a Transformer Fan would know what the owner was trying to do, even at first glance. And because our local Police do not have this kind of colour scheme on their cars, there is no trouble here.

After a very trying time at Tesco, we settled down at Madam Lim's for dinner but because the cooking gas ran out, we had to go to another place, namely Kenny Rogers, which was a bad move. Comments from Wife can be summarised to a few choice words; namely "fit for 'pigs' in a kenduri", "slow" and "bad service" or something to that effect.

Firstly, the rear section has been closed off and because there was no sign to say so, I went in there by mistake only to be countered with a rude stare.

Secondly, although the place was small and there were more customers on the outside, the waiters were not concerned that we have been to order. Everytime we put our hands up to get their attention, we were shown the palm,telling us to wait. And sometimes, I think they're not very alert.

Thirdly, the waitress takng our order seemed to be very impatient and tried to rush things. When Wife ordered the Fish Fillet promo, she just quickly said (in a slightly louder tone), "Wait, let me check" and quickly rushed into the service section. Its as if she couldn't be bothered with us.

Fourth, when the food arrived, it did not look like anything from the menu. The side dishes were mashed together with the "main food", and all in one plate. I had no problems with that but it did not go down well with Wife.

In the end, the bill was a shocking RM80 something. Which pissed me off as my budget was less than RM50. I have mixed feelings about Kenny Rogers. In other places, they had excellent food and service but the one in The Curve really makes me think twice about going there again. When Kenny Rogers (The Restaurant) started out, you could select your own three side dishes and scoop them up by yourself. Then they added the plastic TV Trays and the only thing you can do is to select your three side dishes over the counter, which makes you feel as if you're either in a prison or in a school. Now, (maybe just to save cost) everything has been dumped into one plate. So, imagine all types of gravy being mixed together.

Both Kristine's and Kaelynn's treasures were being washed

Everyone got mad when Kristine played with a pair of scissors

I got mad when she played with her new set of stamps

After the small break, we went shopping!

As the things we bought were heavy, I returned to our car and
off loaded them. Then I saw this being done to a Toyota. So sad

Then again, a Saleen is not so common in Malaysia
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This is mine: The Kenny Rogers Cesar Salad minus the croutons

This is a Kenny Rogers half chicken complete with shitty rice and some corn

This is the Kenny Rogers RM18.90 fish thingy, and it looked so delicious and big
Oh, since I am in a joking mood, the mashed potatoes are worth killing for as well

The stuff i got at Photo Shangri-La: Two packs of silica gel and 2 1GB SD card
I could not believe the price was RM33 for a Class4 SD card. Normally, I think
it would be three times more, but that was last year.

I did a test with my normal ex-HP PDA SD. Not really cared about
the speed until the D50 starts to show each shot in the "Playback"
mode. The refresh was so slow.

Me : Darling, did you see my pair of jeans?
Wife: Yeah, I just threw them into the washing machine

**Quickly rushed to the washine machine and opened the door**

Wife: Don't worry. I have checked the pockets and there was nothing in there

**Ignoring her, I searched the front pocket where I left the SD card in there**
**Sure enough, the card was still there and if I did not realise it seconds ago **
**this SD card (that came with the D50) would have been compromised by **
**the water. Luckily, although the jeans was already wet, because it was so **
**thick, the pockets were still dry. Phew! **