Chin-gay, Ching-ay

February 28, 2007 1

For years I have been wondering what does a procession of floats and dances along a public road got to do with being gay. Then I realise that it’s not ‘gay’ but ‘ay’, a dialect pronunciation for ‘art performance’. Anyway, I got tickets for the…

Zero Hero

February 27, 2007 0

I find pleasure reading all the spoilers and synopses of drama serials online, instead of watching them on TV. 1. Drama serials are, well, dramatised. Some, overly.2. Drama serials are broadcast only once every week. Keeps the viewers in awful suspense.3. The way the drama…

Memory Slip

February 26, 2007 0

I was clearing my old card bills and receipts. Looking at some of these transactions brought back memories on the events that resulted in the spending. A dinner at a nice restaurant, a purchase at a shopping mall. These items are more valuable than a…

I found a new past-time: sight-seeing in the comfort of my PC, thanks to Google Maps. I always knew about Google Earth which requires an installation of an application to access the satellite images. But it seems that I can do the same thing using…

Piginings

February 20, 2007 0

‘Tis the beginning of the Lunar Year of the Pig. It’s been a long time since I snapped photos of everyday events with the convenience of a compact digicam. Too long have I been burdened with a heavy and bulky DSLR that deprives me of…

The Dinner

February 16, 2007 2

Last night, our family went for a sumptuous dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year, a tradition known as ‘reunion dinner’, although it doesn’t really apply to us because we see each other at least once a week hence no need for ‘reunion’. We dine…

A Day For Valentines

February 14, 2007 0

I gave my wife a compact digicam for Valentine’s Day. She loved it. So do I. Fujifilm FinePix F31fd is one unique digicam that delivers clear grain-free images at high ISO. I am usually a supporter for Canon Powershot, and I still believe in Canon’s…

Virus Attack!

February 13, 2007 0

My company is under virus attack. The first thing that I saw on my PC when I logged in was the anti-virus application cleaning up some viruses. Other than that, the PC seems to be ok. But some of my colleagues aren’t that lucky. Their…

Free Shoot, What For?

February 7, 2007 2

After I shared yesterday’s article to close friends, I received several comments, mostly surrounding the issue that when they did wedding shoot for free, they took offence that they are considered as inexperienced and the shoot is a “training ground” for them to gain experience.…

A professional photographer had some bad experience shooting for his relative’s wedding event for free.http://shimworld.wordpress.com/2006/11/03/pro-for-nothing-and-insults-for-free/ I empathise with his situation. Ultimately, commercial photography is all about creating images that satisfy your clients. You may create the most artistic and emotionally charged images that are lauded…

That Spa Promotion

February 4, 2007 2

Met my parents for lunch today. Mum brought a few Piano Spa CDs for me to autograph. She told me that she bought them at THAT CD SHOP at an offer – 3 for $49.90. Best of all, THAT CD SHOP also stocks Piano Spa…