Sunday, May 31, 2009

Second Opinion is always best

The doctor said, 'Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.'
Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself.
As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life.
He saw a men's clothing store and thought, 'That's what I need... A new suit.'
He entered the shop and told the salesman, 'I'd like a new suit.' The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, 'Let's see.... size 44 long.'
Joe laughed, 'That's right, how did you know?' 'Been in the business 60 years!' the tailor said.
Joe tried on the suit and it fit perfectly.
As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, 'How about a new shirt?' Joe thought for a moment and then said, 'Sure.'
The salesman eyed Joe and said, 'Let's see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck.'
Joe was surprised, 'That's right, how did you know?' 'Been in the business 60 years.'
Joe tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly.
Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, 'How about some new underwear?' Joe thought for a moment and said, 'Sure.'
The salesman said, 'Let's see.... size 36.'
Joe laughed, 'Ah ha! I got you! I've worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old..'
The salesman shook his head, 'You can't wear a size 34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache.'

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New photoblog

Hi y'all...I feel as if I've not blogged for ages. Due to time constraint and lack of ideas, this blog was on hiatus for the past week. Anyhow, since my left brain isn't communicating well with my right brain, I've opened up a new photoblog (previous one sudah delete liao). I will update this blog regularly with some of my crappy shoots for the week. Do visit me and pen down some comments ya. I'm still building it (and unfamiliar with wordpress) so please bear with me.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ms Pahang Tourism Pageant 2009

Derrick (a photog buddy) invited me for a photoshoot session at the Ms Pahang Tourism Pageant 2009, held in MS Garden Hotel Kuantan last night. This was my first experience attending a pageant and I wasn't sure on the do's and dont's. To kick off...the sound system was pretty bad. The MCs were shouting instead of talking, the entertainment sucked...a group of Korean pop boy band wannabes dancing out of rythm, two singer cum comedians....they're clowns to me. But I did quite enjoy the oldies couple dancing tango and waltz.
Besides all these crappy craps, the photo session was good. It was kinda tiring though, having to stand up and kneel most of the time. Ok.....enuff of the bragging and enjoy my shoots. More in my flickr album.







Wednesday, May 20, 2009

and God will heal the wounded

Of late, many events had happened. Some good, some bad. Some beyond our understanding. But I trust and believe that God will heal the wounded. It may be a blessing in disguise, it may be a teaching and an eye opener, it may be a time of self reflection and it may be God's way of testing our patience.
Whatever it may be, I believe that God has His way of doing things. I had never doubted His ways nor had I lost my faith. Let Thy will be done.
"Our Father
Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day, our daily bread
And forgive us, our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespassed against us
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for Thine is the kingdom
and the power, and the glory
Forever and ever

Monday, May 18, 2009

My sis in law's wedding

This are some of my shots taken during my sis in law's wedding in Endau, Rompin last Saturday. All in all, it was a fun shoot. Tiring though having to carry around a 2kg DSLR around for 2 days. Feel free to comment and critic. Cheers :)













Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Typical Malaysian

Mahmud grew up in Kota Baru, a town located on the East Coast of Malaysia, and then moved away to Kuala Lumpur to do his law degree in order to fill up theBumiputera quota. He decided to come back to Kota Baru, because he could be abig man and really wanted to impress everyone. So he returned and opened his new office.

The first day, he saw a man coming up the sidewalk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Mahmud picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking. "No. Absolutely no. You tell those clowns in Kuala Lumpur that I won't settle this case for less than one million ringgit......Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I'll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support. Okay, tell the State Prosecutor that I'll meet with him next week to discuss the details."

This sort of conversation went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Mahmud rattled instructions. Finally, Abdul puts down thephone and turned to the man. "I'm sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?"

The man replied, "I'm from Telekom, I've come to connect your line".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Photography blog

Of late.....I have runned out of ideas for my blog. Almost 3/4 of my posts were extracted from my mails and only a handful were rants and self thoughts. So, I have decided to evolve this current blog into a photography blog. So you'll be seeing more of my crappy shots often. But every once in a while, I'll post some crappy jokes and rants for your viewing pleasure.
To my avid blog readers, thank you so much for supporting my two cents each and every time I rant. You are a supportive lot and I wish you all the best. And do not worry, I will still have the blogroll and will read your posts daily. But for now, here are some shots taken with the Kuantan DSLR Club (formed in FB) during our 2nd outing this morning. This series of photographs were taken in Padang Lalang, Kuantan in one of the fish market and shipping dock located in Kuantan.
Do give comments ya? Enjoy








Saturday, May 9, 2009

Taman Gelora shoots....

...and since this morning's weather was perfect for some photoshoots, I headed on to Taman Gelora. But I am saddened by the fact that most Malaysian do not keep our beaches clean. There were scraps everywhere, with tonnes of cigarette buds scattered and plastic bags throwned just right next to the litter bin. It was an eyesore.
But let's cut to the chase. My post today would be the shots that was taken there. Amidst all the litters and rubbish, Taman Gelora still offers a lovely spot for some photoshoots. Here are some of mine




Just look at the rubbish practically everywhere :(


For more of my photoshoots, please view my flickr....cheers y'all and have a jolly good weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's......a NIKON

Most of you know that I am very passionate about photography. I've invested my blood, sweat and tears into my Canon 40D, together with a couple of lenses, speedlights and such. But, one thing disgusts me, or rather pissed me....were the error messages I've received for these couple of weeks. A lot of my buddies informed me that Canon's Service Centre is top notch. Friendly and excellent service. This I have no doubt. But it is time consuming and I had to use my DSLR the whole time.
The Canon 40D was built to last. But its internal hardware/software wasn't. Just imagine yourself shooting at a wedding (the only appointed photog), most shots were candid. Family shots, friends' shots, happy shots, crying shots etc etc would have to switch the camera on and off once it displayed the "error99" message. There were so many shots that I couldn't take, and I was near to banging my head against the wall.
I consoled myself and planned to head on to the service centre once everything is settled. Little did I know that since participating the Nikonian Academy courses (which was 2 weeks back), and having petty conversations with Nikon users, they have not encountered any major problems with their gears. One guy told me that he accidentally dropped his DSLR on the street 2 years back, and it can still be used till this day...without sending in for service. A Nikon body is said to be of like a Nokia handphone, so to speak. You can drop it, you can slam it....but you can still use it.
So, after contemplating the pros and cons, I decided to change my gears to a Nikon. I got a good deal actually. I traded in all my Canon goods for a Nikon D300, 2 lenses, an SB600 speedlight, an extra battery and a battery grip. This is a photo of my current gear :-


and here are some shots taken with our Facebook DSLR-Club Kuantan buddies last Sunday







Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Newspaper headline from The Dublin Times

This is an excerpt from an article which appeared in The Dublin Times about a bank robbery on March 2.  

Once  inside the bank shortly after midnight, their efforts at disabling the security system got underway immediately. The robbers, who expected to find one or two large safes filled with cash & valuables, were surprised to see hundreds of smaller safes throughout the bank.

The robbers cracked the first safe's combination, and inside they found only a small bowl of vanilla pudding.

As recorded on the bank's audio tape system, one robber said, 'At least we'll have a bit to eat.'

The robbers opened up a second safe, and it also contained nothing but vanilla pudding. The process continued until all safes were opened..

They did not find one pound sterling, a diamond, or an ounce of gold. Instead, all the safes contained covered little bowls of pudding.

Disappointed, the robbers made a quiet exit, each leaving with nothing more than a queasy, uncomfortably full stomach. The newspaper headline read:

I think I'm going to vomit....uearkkkk!!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Virgin!!!

In the Prison ...

Four convicts were eating in the chow hall one day.

One says, "You guys mind if I fart?"

"No." "Pfffffffffffffff"

A second guy says, "You guys mind if I fart?"

"No." "Pffffffffffffff"

A third guy says, "You guys mind if I fart?"

"No." "Pffffffffffffff"

The fourth guy says, "You guys mind if I fart?"


The other three guys look astonished.

"Wow!! A virgin!!"