Saturday, January 30, 2010

Through Niki's eyes...

Some of the shots taken with my new dSLR :-)

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Cheers and have a pleasant weekend :-)

Geek Level Up!!

Was sent to Melbourne on official business (as well as some leisure time for myself :-p) and I came back making a large purchase, one that will stop all other major purchase plans for the year. I finally got myself a dSLR. I guess the only geek gadget missing in my stable is a GPS system.

Was surfing around in Melbourne where I stumbled upon this promotion that they have at the airport. Nikon D3000 going off for AUD899, and mind you it's a twin lens kit!! So I got the whole thing there itself; the camera body, 18-55mm VR + 55-200mm VR lenses and a 4GB Sandisk memory card. With that price, it's about RM300-RM400 cheaper than what most retailers are selling back in Malaysia. The only thing not included in the package was a bag and so I got a Sony (so what if it's a Sony? mah :-p) bag for AUD53, which is large to fit a twin lens kit :-)

This is my new wife... I call her Niki hehe

...and with the new year, comes a new look hehehe please have a paper bag ready... you know, just in case :-p


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Great Trip to Penang... again...

This was my second trip to Penang in a month! While the earlier one was on leisure with my dear family, this time round it was a business trip with all expenses being paid for. Was flown there on an AirAsia, being my maiden flight on AA and the plane was late for more than an hour :-/ Bad first impressions....

But well, all my frustrations were gone by the time I stepped into this hotel that I was staying in. It's called B-Suite and should I say that this place rocks!!! The huge space that I have in this room was enough to hold a party for more than 10 pax!! Though I did not pay for the accommodation, but I personally think that this place is worth staying. With the end of the school holidays, it costs only RM135 per night to stay in this hotel, including breakfast!

My only minor complaint of this place is that the TV was a tad too small and the distance between the TV and my bed was a little far. Other than that, I strongly recommend this place to anyone who's coming to Penang during the off-peak season. As for the hotel that I was staying in my previous trip, it was BAD!! But then again, that's another story :-)

Enjoy the pics below :-)

One person staying and I was given a twin-sharing room!! Woohooo!!!

That's how far away the TV was from the bed... No major complaints though :-)

Looking at the main door from the balcony

One of the best bathrooms that I've seen in a hotel ;-)

The nice view from my room on the 12th floor

The same views during the day


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

iPhone Pilotting AR.Drone!!

This is so awesomely cool!!! CES 2010 was held just last week and this was one of the main highlight. There's even a prototype being released by the company to potential game developers!! Man.... in the future gaming with iPhone will be a real life thing rather than just being seen on the LCD screen. Just can't wait for that :-p

Now... if I can get my hands on this thing for my research or even as a student FYP project...


Friday, January 1, 2010

Another Day.... Another Year....

... and there goes 2009... went passed us as swift as the fastest train system in China. But I shall not rant for I am counting the blessings that I got in 2009. Blessings from God and from my loved ones, supporting me throughout the last lap of my PhD studies and of course, my new job :-) Not to mention also that I managed to achieve all of my resolutions last year and so for 2010, I am not placing large bets on anything nor am I setting lots of difficult resolutions to achieve :-p I'm just gonna keep things nice and simple, and most importantly, happy and healthy. So here are mine for this year:

a) To stay alive (have been my prime resolution for many years now :-p)
b) To stay healthy (gotta start exercising again and to cut down on my diet hahahaha)
c) To spend more time with family
d) To achieve certain goals in my career
e) Lastly, to be happy and to control my bad temper :-)

Well, of course there's 1 or 2 hidden resolutions (hehe) and some additional ones that I shall be adding on to the list as the year goes along.

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year and may 2010 be a blessed one for you and your family :-)