30 April 2011

Third Header For My Blog

I've lost the second header of my blog. The second header featured me at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau. It was then temporarily replaced with another header but without me being featured in it. Well, this is my blog after all. So, for the third header, I've chosen a self-portrait taken at Sabah Tea Garden longhouse a few months back. It's me taking a photo of a framed-up traditional article of clothing. Here it is the third one.
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24 April 2011

Five Foods that Will Make You Look Younger

A magazine that I will try to buy each month is Details, an American lifestyle, fashion and entertainment magazine. I'd like to share the above from the April 2011 issue with all my readers. The five are:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Wild Salmon
  • Tomatoes
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Leafy Greens

In addition to the above, I'd like to add a sixth item. It's not food, just an advice to have less worries in our lives. We can do this by separating inconveniences from problems and wants from needs.
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What I Do on a Saturday Night

I am too old to go clubbing these days. So, when I don't have anything else to do on a Saturday night, I will spend time in a coffee shop. Yes, one belonging to an international coffee chain. They have air-conditioning, wi-fi connection and usually great friendly staff on duty. What more could you ask for.

Besides having something to drink (my usual choice is hot chocolate) and something to bite (a piece of pastry), I usually read books, magazines or newspapers, or surf the internet. The coffee shop is a good place for people watching too.
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23 April 2011

Missing the Sun

Yesterday was a public holiday, so I decided to go my favorite photography spot, Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu. I was there from about 5 PM until 6.30PM. I've captured a lot of sunsets from here. Sad to say, the sun decided to hide behind the clouds and an island. So, here's the best of the lot that I captured. 

Photo taken at 6.09 PM.

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22 April 2011

My Photography and I

First and foremost, for the record, I'm not professionally trained or anything like it. I just tweak with my tools, try to get the best angle and then, shoot. I usually use either the camera on my Nokia E-72 (and a few other Nokia models and an O2 model before it), my point and shoot Olympus FE-310 or my DSLR, Olympus E-520. The DSLR comes with twin kit lens (14-42mm and 40-150mm).

Sometimes the photos turn out okay (for me, at least), sometimes they don't. The ones I put up are the ones I like, of course. A photo not shared is a photo not taken. Your constructive criticisms on these photos are most welcome.

Please note that I do not perform any post-processing on my photos, save for reducing the size, say from 1 to 4 MB to an uploading/downloading friendly size. What you see is what I shot. I strongly feel that if I'm to share my photos with anyone, the photos must be how I saw them and not how I imagined them.
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20 April 2011

Back from a Short Break

I just got back from a short break and these days, my airline of choice is Firefly Airline, your community airline. FY, that's the code for the airline, (like MH for Malaysia Airlines and SQ for Singapore Airlines), is a subsidiary of MH and started to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching earlier this year on their Boeing 737 800 series. I actually flew on the inaugural flight to Kota Kinabalu. Maybe that's another post for another time.

Anyway, this was the third time I flew FY and they made me do a digital customer relationship survey while on-board. The device used (photo above) is an Apple Ipod. And no I didn't get to keep it or get any gifts.
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E-mail for Every Malaysian?

This has to be one of the most preposterous (this means "absurd") idea coming out of corporate Malaysia. Many areas in Sabah have no basic facilities such as electricity and water and someone is going to connect everyone there on the Internet. Puhleeze..... Remember the story about the rural school computerisation project? How to run the computers with limited electricity? Hello! Anybody home?
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19 April 2011

Tea at Sabah Tea House

With Mount Kinabalu as the backdrop, a typical afternoon tea is transformed to a beautiful experience at Sabah Tea House. Sabah Tea House is the food and beverage outlet of the Sabah Tea Garden, at the Sabah Tea plantation in Kampung Nalapak, Ranau, Sabah. Read more about Sabah Tea Garden here.
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18 April 2011

A Weekend in November

Mount Kinabalu from Celyn Resorts, Kundasang, Sabah.
Taken on 12 November 2010 at 5.50 PM.

Taken on 13 November 2010 at 6.38 AM.

Taken on 14 November 2010 at 7.15 AM.

16 April 2011

The Gap

The gap between Sapi and Gaya Islands, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Taken on 10 March 2011 at 11.24 AM.

Table for Eight

Old tables and chairs at Yuit Cheong Coffee Shop, Jalan Pantai/Beach Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Photo taken on Sunday 27 February 2011 at 11.30 AM.

Lone Angler and the Sea

Photo was taken at Tanjung Aru Beach (3rd Beach), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Sunday 27 February 2011 at 5.31 PM.

Blogging Again

Ohh uhh I'm sorry for not blogging for a very long time. I got tied up with work and then, facebook happened. I was late on the bandwagon but as they say, the rest is history. I'm not as busy now as I've been in the past and I've actually recently deactivated my facebook account. So, here I'm (that means “Did you miss me?” in my code words with some friends on meeting people. By the way, “Hello there you are.” means “I miss you”.) Ok, I'm not up to making long posts just yet. Please bear with me. I'll be back sooner than you know with my usual posts. For the time being, my next few posts would be photos I've taken while I was away.
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