a damn jakun..

Saturday, September 17, 2011 | |

arghhh, still struggling lar with film =(

fumbling over the settings like a damn jakun..

to make things worse, my judgements are pathetic.. 

i assume an object is 1 meter away from me, pada hal it's just like a few inches away from my nose..

and major culture shock with the variety of lenses, coloured flashes, the mighty splitzer and the other add ons..

haha, but grateful nonetheless, alhamdulillah =)

this was using the splitzer, it turned out "splitted" alrite.. but have to figure out how to make it neater..

p/s: i'll just assume the place i developed my films just messed up my rolls.. hell, she didn't even ask what format i shot in..

thar she blows!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | |

instead of going to the zoo to look at caged up animals, mummy and i decided to go somewhere we could see animals in the wild...

 u know, in their natural habitat kinda thingy..
somewhere we could get close to the animals, and take tons of pictures for keepsake and to show abah back home and at the same time not get eaten alive..

so we went WHALE WATCHING along the Gold Coast shore!!!

one word: breathtaking =)

the marina we boarded our whale watching vessel..

the gold coast shoreline..

this picture was taken with mummy's Sony NEX-3 aka her new toy..

it has a panorama setting which takes giler awesome photos..


this pic was taken by mummy, and that's me pointing..

2 dolphins came and swam by our vessel..

but sadly they didn't jump out of the water like what we see in movies =(

the only "action" we got from the dolphins..

fyi, these whale watching tours are not planned..

the whales were not paid to make an appearance like the killer whales in seaworld..

they pop out of the water wherever and whenever they want..

so, us humans had to look out for signs of them...

one of the signs was this bird:

bird's eye view..

basically this bird looks down at the waters for the whales..

why exactly it does that i dah lupa, huahahaha.. tuh lar, masa orang tuh explain sibuk duk belek2 camera.. kan dah tak dengar important info..

the other sign is by looking for the blow from the whale..

u guys know kan that whales are mammals, so occasionally they need to go up to the surface for O2..

so we were looking around for something like this:

like i said, it wasn't planned, so it took some time til the whales were spotted..

and these whales don't come up and dance in front of us for hours..

they come up to the surface, releases CO2, inhales O2, and within seconds they go back down for a dive..

so kalau dah nampak their blow tuh, jangan lar nak duk berganjak from where you are, coz by the time u actually settle down to take pictures, the whale would've been gone already..

muka dah mula rimas sebab tak jumpa2 whale lagi..

as spotting the whales wasn't easy peasy, the captain of the vessel offered a bottle of champagne to the person who managed to locate a whale first..

so naturally everybody lar was shouting here and there kononnya they've spotted the whales first..

so after many false alarms, the captain finally located a few whales, and then we we're off to tag along the trails of these whales..

2 whales surfacing side by side..

next thing we knew, we were surrounded by whales!!!

but they did not appear at the same time, so kena budget2 lar where they will appear next..

whales in the sun!!

see the guys on the jet skis, they we're there to make sure our vessel wasn't too close to the whales..

there's a law stating that any vessel isn't allowed within 100m radius to these whales..

that's the whale's head..

gone down for yet another dive..

a goodbye wave..

this is the actual view of how close we we're:

but sometimes, the whales we're closer..

and thanks a bunch to my 35-300mm lens i managed to capture decent shots..

oh, and guess what??

i shot in total manual!!!!!!!!!

i cranked up the shutter to 1/1250 and set the aperture to F5.6, set cammy in continuous mode, and snapped... snapped a lot...

nasib baik lar sekarang zaman digital, try imagine having to shoot 473 shots in film!! berapa kali kena tukar film?? arghhh..

meet the japanese john lennon...
mummy was so intrigued by this lady, everybody on the boat was busy running all over to have a look at the whales, and all she did was run all over the boat to find a place to sleep!!

souvenir wajib semua tourist..

Domo goes to Gold Coast!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | |

first and foremost i have to admit i didn't take as much photos with domo as i would've liked..

 heck, i was too distracted with all the shopping!!!!


so, pretty recently mummy n abah treated me for a vaycay sempena my graduation..

 diploma in food technology, alhamdulillah =)

but abah didn't come along as he had tons of work...

but he helped out in settling the major components of the trip..

not forgetting the damage we did to his credit card, haha...

so it was just me, mom, and domo...

my traveling buddies:

Mummy and domo sitting on konon-nya the hotseat.. Hotseat my arse, duk menghadap toilet!!!

domo had his own seat mind you...

the hotel we stayed at, located on surfers paradise itself...

domo at breakfast, sprinkled cupcakes!!

mummy and domo on a boat before going for some whale watching...

domo's breakfast at Carrara Market...

domo feeding the lorikeets at Currumbin...

mummy, domo and a koala...

me, domo, and a snake...

domo and a crocodile!!!!

when i was taking this pic, a group of japanese tourists passed by us, and they we're like 
"haik, Domo-san!!!" and "Domo from Japan!!!"..

haha, cute giler

domo all bundled up...

we arrived with only 2 bags, and we left with 4!!!

mummy and domo waiting for our airport transport..

as usual, domo left with a new friend!!!
more on domo's new friend in later posts, so stay tuned it u wanna get to know domo's new friend a lil more =)

domo's in-flight meal:

excuse the dirty seats, blame air-asia, not me nor domo...

domo had to have entertainment!! long flights is just not his thing...

see, tak banyak pon pics of domo kan..

but not to worry, i did take a lot of pics of other things...

will post them up in separate posts soon =)

Domo-san did it again!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | |

 guess where, guess where??

fyi, that's a kangaroo =)

Domo's been traveling like a rockstar lately!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011 | |

roti bakar by the beach

on a side note:

1) i absolutely hate it when people tell me what i should do with my life.. 

insyallah i am on d right track and i like it this way.. 
unless ur one of my parents or an elder person (with at least a minimum of a PHD qualification

then u are allowed to have a say, if not, go back to the shadows of my life where u belong k, thanks =)

2) i absolutely hate copycats, unless u r one of my food techie classmates, as we have a mutual understanding when it comes to copying =)

from the smallest things man, even ada org copy my photo album title pon i dah mula emo k..

hey mr or mrs copycat person, if ur reading this, i can tell what ur up to aite.. changing "tea with at 40" to "tea with at 50" tells me that u have no creative juices..

oh snap!!