Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Apple Store (Malaysia)

I just received an e-mail from Apple moments ago and am pleasantly surprised to know that there is now an Apple Store for Malaysia. At last!

No, it's not the brick-and-mortar kind. The Apple Store Malaysia is a virtual one.

Not like this one:

Apple Store Fifth Avenue, New York

But more like this one -_-"

Apple Store Malaysia

Nonetheless, it's all good cuz there is now an Education Store! If you're a student or teacher, you will get education discounts! For MacBooks, it's RM400 off the normal price!

INDONESIA now also got online Apple Store. Apparently besides Malaysia and Indonesia, a host of other Asian countries also got their online stores.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Canon Zoom-lens Mug + DS-DSLR

Lols, check this out, a zoom-lens mug! Haha... interesting concept eh..

The Nintendo DS has proved yet again to be a formidable gadget!

Apparently a photographer has written a homebrew program for his DS to control his Canon 5D! Read further here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Macbooks And Macbook Pros Just Announced.

Apple's Keynote Event just concluded. The excitement is over.

I'm actually a little disappointed at the price. It has remained at U$1,299 for the basic model, not the U$899 price-tag that got me excited since last month. The U$899 is actually the price for Apple's new 24" Cinema Display.

Eh, WTF lah Apple!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Megan Fox on Oct GQ Cover!

Plus Summer Glau in this month's GQ too!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Apple's Keynote Event On 14 Oct!


Apple will be announcing its new line of Macbooks/Pros on the 14 October (15 Oct in this part of the world). So the rumour turned out to be quite reliable after all.

I can't wait! I hope the notebooks will be cheaper and better this time round. From what I've gathered so far, the most basic MacBook model would be priced from $899 (w00000t!!!!) and feature NVIDIA chips. Also, the plastic casing would be replaced by aluminium ones, like those found on iMacs.

Source: http://www.macworld.com/article/135988/2008/10/notebookevent.html

Should be pretty good. I hope these are true!

I think if Apple really introduces cheap notebooks under U$1k, then it's time I replace my four-year old Toshiba.

But my only concern at the moment is the strengthening of US dollars, which means Malaysian resellers may have to sell the notebook at higher prices. Damn the global financial crisis!

By the way, the AUD slipped so much. Last I checked, it was AUD$1 against Rph.6623!!! Hopefully it falls further to Rph.6000s ... so that my dream of going to Melbourne for holiday materializes!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Silasdaninja vs. FelipeInDaHouse

I just had an orgasm playing a game of chess against a friend.

Analyze this screenshot for a moment:

I was playing White, he Black.

Check out the number of white pieces left. I had only King & Queen and a few pieces of pawns left!

Now look at Black's.


Hahaha, as you can see, I was clearly outnumbered.

What's worse, my King was forced into a corner. One wrong move, and my opponent could easily checkmate!

But luckily before he could do that, I CHECKMATED HIM FIRST! HAHAHAH

Best game evar!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

C. Ronaldo

My friend is a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. And we always joke that he looks like Ronaldo. Maybe it's their hairstyles. I dunno.

Both have short and greasy hair.

How many percent resemblance?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Delighting You Always!

I just read that the recently announced Canon EOS 5D Mark II has Full HD movie recording capabilities! This is indeed unprecedented in DSLR history!

So immediately I jumped to Canon's website to see the quality of the movie recording.

With the right lenses attached to the camera (hint: the L lenses), the camera can deliver stunning videos!

BUT! I noticed there is no sound in the videos?! Dun tell me the 5D m2 dun haf microphone!

See for yourself here!

p.s HEROES s03 is finally out!!!!!! I need more seeds. MORE SEEDS MORE SEEDS!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Microsoft Photosynth!


Sigh, I wish my laptop could support this piece of new tech. bloodyhell.

Bert go try.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Windows 7 (Codenamed Vienna)

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:8700c7ff-546f-4e1d-85f7-65659dd1f14f&showPlaylist=true&from=shared" target="_new" title="Multi-Touch in Windows 7">Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7</a>



On a similar note, rumours have it that Apple's next keynote event might fall on Oct 14 ... which is when Steve Jobs might announce new Macbooks/Pros. Check your iTunes!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monash University Graduation Ceremony 2008

So last Saturday was the Monash Uni Sunway Campus graduation ceremony at Sunway Resort & Spa Hotel.

I wasn't one of those who graduated, but I attended the ceremony for the fun of it and to congratulate my friends who made it. Also, because some of my friends asked me to go take their pictures.

More photos can be found here.

Or visit http://picasaweb.google.com/andriasl/MonashGraduationCeremony08#

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New iPod Nano and iPod Touch Announced!

Apple's iPod Nanos and iPod Touch have been given facelifts.

The new iPod Nano reverts back to its rectangular form (like the Generation 1 Nano), albeit with wider screen and it also features the Accelerometer found in the iPhones. Perhaps, you could also do 'Coverflow' in the new Nano. IMO, the rectangular ipod nanos look better than the squarish ones.

The new iPod Touch looks sleeker with full stainless steel back and it now features built-in speaker. Comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.

My friend had recently just bought the old 32GB ipod Touch at rm2k. The new ipod touch will cost less than that! If I'm not mistaken,the new 32GB version will be priced at U$429(rm1.5k).

The Soaps Return!

Yeeaay! Many of my favourite shows are making a comeback to t.v this month (torrents, in my case).

Amongst others are:

1. Prison Break s04 (they bringing down the Company!),

2. Gossip Girl s02 (Blair Bitch!!)

3. And Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles s02 (Sexier machines, i hope!).

I'm not sure if Heroes s03 is back too this month? Can someone confirm when?


Cyborg from Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I wish I could draw!

I've recently come across a great homebrew app for the Nintendo DS. It's a nifty colouring/painting/drawing app for those who love drawing or even those who just simply can't draw but love to doodle silly stuffs, i.e, me.

Apparently the Colors DS have been around for quite some time because, already, there is a gallery showcasing the great works done by other people. And believe me, they are really great! Check it out yourself! I think at first glance, if I haven't told you it was drawn using DS, you would think it was drawn using Photoshop or Illustrator.

Anyway, this was done by me today at school while waiting for the rain to stop.

"My Old and Beaten 505s"

Man I really wish I could draw.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The "Dark" Knight

Woot! The Dark Knight's movie posters!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Pretty Date.

Argh! I just missed my assignment deadline again, for the second time already this semester. T_T

I'm now rushing to finish it so that by 6 a.m tomorrow morning I can slide it under my lecturer's door.

Argh I hate myself for procrastinating too much.

Anyways, today's date is 20/08/2008 if ya'll haven't noticed. 20082008, ftw.


Singtel just released their price plans for the iPhone 3G and there goes my dream of getting an iPhone 3G for now...

I should wait till end of the year when the Starhub and M1 will get their iPhones too and then there will be price wars hopefully!

My latest indulgence - the Sugus gummy candy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Few days ago while browsing some photography forum, I came across a thread that read "Eye Shots". So I clicked on it and after scrolling down some entries, I came across one picture that totally blew me away. It was a macro shot of the human eye, more specifically, the iris.

Here's the photo of it. Credit to the photographer whose username is Headshotzx.


I was also inspired to take some macro pics of my own. Since I don't own any dedicated macro lenses, I resort to using the poor man's method of shooting macro.

Hence, this entry will be the debut to a series dedicated to macro shoot using the reverse lens technique.

Here are some photos to start off, my friend's mini cactus plants.





Friday, August 15, 2008


These photos are the conclusion to my PIKOM PC FAIR (II) set from several posts ago.

So after coming out from the exhibition halls, we went straight to the park. Quickly we found a shady spot and sat down on the grass. It had been exhaustive walking for hours. Yet, I couldn't pack the camera into the bag.

As always, I reviewed the photos to see which ones were blur, which ones with gross white balance and which ones which made the "hard work" worth it.

I also took some pictures of my friend.



Then we were ready to go home. So off we went to the car park and on the way took some photos of the iconic twin towers.



#5 HDR

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fashion Fusion @ Berjaya Times Square

I've finally gotten my Tamrac Adventure 7 in grey/black after 2 weeks of waiting. I love the camera backpack, and it doesn't carry the looks of a camera bag!

HOWEVER, I'm still having a tough time fiddling and figuring out how to fit my EOS 400D with battery grip with a lens attached into the compartments.

Bert, can you post a picture of how u fit your gears into ur Tamrac please! Appreciate it!

Anyway, I 'de-virginize' my Tamrac by bringing it to Fashion Fusion at Berjaya Times Square on Saturday.

One really can't shoot fashion runways if one doesn't own a longer range lens.

I shot with my 50mm (lol... I was the only one with a standard lens among the big guns)... damn paiseh sia standing beside people with big lenses.

btw, all my pictures here have been heavily cropped.








Saturday, August 9, 2008

Plug 'n' Play Youth Festival

Let's roll back in time to 25th July 2008.

For that was the day of the Plug 'n' Play Youth Festival at Sunway Pyramid outdoor area. This event is a collaborative effort of four universities and colleges, namely, Monash University, Inti College, Taylors College and KDU.

This festival promised events such as dance competition, battle of the bands, motorshow and race queen competition amongst many other events.

I was there for the motorshow and race queen competition, of course.

Here are my 'loot' from that day.

#1 Photogsssssss. zzzzz.

#2 Paying attention.

#3 Motorshow Girl







And now, pictures of the 'race queens'.







The lanky girl, I just found out that she's just 19!!!! OMG. Thought she was at least 23. A former Miss Malaysia contestant summore.