Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Mitchell & Webb Situation - Farming

Staggered Postings

I noticed for the past month or so, my postings have become very inconsistent, some times they come one shot, and then other days it's silent for as long as a week.

Work has been loading up, and I'm starting to post less and less about what I eat (I record it on my phone for personal record for illnesses and what not) and keeping it to more significant stuff or just posts with nicer photos.

Blog will still move, but a lot slower, I'm up on Instagram so you can check out my daily habits there.

So there, I'll still be around, just not as frequent, but I'll keep it to at least something posted a week.

To end this post, here's a picture of my cat and his cute paws. =D

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Elevation Training

Steps this evening with some of the folks from RD, it's been awhile, but 200 floors in total was still quite doable, phew!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Spinworkx Showcase #8 - Messing with Strobes

Cause Colin was in HK and Al was in JB, Saturday's Spinworkx Showcase saw only me going down to snap photos of the mini contest.

Initially, I had thought of just shooting without flash but figured it'll lead to no where if I didn't start learning to use the gear and fly solo without any supervision from Colin and Al.

So I went for a basic 2 strobe setup, and had my Yongnuo up on a shoot through umbrella while I had my olympus tied to the back for rim lighting, using a BFT instead of a grid so as to give it more spread from top to bottom, without spilling towards the crowd.

Honestly, it really depended on where the subject was standing to achieve the best result, but overall I thought I did okie, really happy with quite a few of the outcomes.

Cause the space was more open, I resorted to a 45mm (90mm equal) to shoot most of the stuff, while my 25mm (50mm equal) captured photos that had a lot of movement (offstring mostly).

Overall I'm pretty pleased with the results! My favorite shot? The one of Ian, where he was standing on a spot that allowed the spread of light from the umbrella and rim to hit both sides evenly.

Personally? It was a good day. =)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

21km @ Labrador

A different running location this morning in light of the OCBC cycling event set up. 21km in this area is a little tough, but the 3 sets of hill repeats was pretty shiok!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

15km @ NB

Joined Grace and did a total of 15 km around Kallang area to MBS as additional mileage for myself.

Averaged at 6 but later slowed down to get some rest. Overall a decent run.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Finally Visited Cafe Racer by Grill Bar (Johor)

Talk about a long time coming, I've been meaning to show some support for Gary's new joint for a very long time but never got the chance to go down.

So finally on Tuesday when I couldn't make it in time for stair climbing, I decided it was a sign, and made my way down to JB to check it out. Besides...the exchange rate was currently in our favor. =D

Gotta admit, the food is pretty good! I'm not a huge burger person, but I really like what Gary had put together, not to mention the fried cheese ball was just oozing with fatty goodness!!!

Posting the menu here as well so I can refer to should I want to go again another time.

RD Barrage Loops

6 loops round the barrage at an average 6:30 pace, pretty pleased =)

Monday, August 24, 2015

An Evening of God and Vietnamese Food

Yes you read the first part right. Attended a service today invited by Timothy (Grace's friend) whom we shared our views on why I'm not Christian and he gave me one of the best dialogues on this topic that I've ever had in years...I think we spent hours on it back when we were chilling at the AirBnb place in Ipoh.

I still got a tonne of questions that I seek answers to which I know I may never find through religion, then again I've not been able to find through daily life either, so what the heck right? Can't exactly call yourself a none believer until you actually explore a belief in the first place.

That aside, dinner was a Yummy Viet with his group of church goers, so tempted to whip out the Olympus but I had to "act normal" and use the phone this time round. =P

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fiona's Birthday Surprise

So Saturday afternoon was spent executing a surprise birthday party for Fiona which was organized by some of her closer friends who contacted us. I wasn't deeply involved with the planning but tagged along for support.

Armed with a camera (but unfortunately no flash), I got a few snaps to pass Fiona for keeps.

Overall a decent surprise and she was definitely happy about it. Happy Birthday Ms Ng. =)