Thursday, January 26, 2012

Angry B!T#h

I'm sorry for the rude induction but I have no better way of describing what I'm going to say here.

First thing first, sorry for the lack of post, please don't hate me. I've been very busy and emo lately that's why I didn't and couldn't blog much this few weeks.

It's another fresh year to start in the Lunar calender. Happy Dragon Year to everyone and wish everyone Fatt Fatt Fatt! How's yours been?

As for me, family and friends gathering are well so far. Though I'm quite in an emo wave lately. I can't really pin point on my thoughts and it's quite frustrating.

I have a few New Year's Resolution I want to keep to myself and achieve them before publishing but there's just one that is very hard to keep. That is keeping grudges.

I have been keep grudges and try not to curse and stay cool at every point but I couldn't keep them long. Though it's really a good improvement. I have been keeping it since the beginning of the year and didn't blog and tweet about negetive and cursing stuff. I guess now is the time to release some of it. I feel that it's making me feel miserable and I have no where else to release it better than here.

I have different groups of friends who comes from all walks of life. I do get along with all of them and most of them remain very close to me. Question to myself lately is why do I seem that I don't belong anywhere? Who do I really am?

I project myself differently when I'm with a different group of friends. They always believe in who I projected to them but they never see the real me. Well, just a handful of them does. I have a strong lack of belongingness to anyone and anywhere. Is this humanity? Or is it just me?

Sometimes I doubt myself that I could easily fall into depression as a lot of people tells me I'm pessimist.

Being home is always a good thing for me. I could re-charge my energy level, take a step back and look at what I've done so far, reconnect with my roots. It's like meditation.

It's the only place I feel I can stand still and be really who I am. Seems peaceful to me.

I still feel mellow-ish but I'll be getting back on my feet really soon. Sort of in deep-hibernation-thoughts right now.

So, gonna keep this short because you probably don't even understand what I'm jabbering about, even I don't LOL

Nitez peeps!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

DCiM 2011

Well well, the year 2011 has passed and a week of 2012 has already passed too. I'm such a slow poke at keeping up with the time. How has your Xmas and New Year been so far? Hope everything is just as fine and I wish everyone to have a year ahead which will be better than your last one! XD

Moving on, here's another late blog post. I visited the DCiM event last year and the year before. Last year I went with snailyin and saw there isn't much of a difference compare to 2010's DCiM. The main brands (or lesser this year) are there with all the big and nice booths featuring their latest camera models.
Big boys with big guns
They still have the Velocity Angles show going on. All the boys bring out their big guns to have a shoot at the pretty ladies on stage.
One of the Velocity Angels
Try to find a spot for shooting the stage
I only manage to get a clear shoot of the stage and the ladies while I'm tipping my toe and shooting from afar with my compact camera zooming to the max.
Some pictures and good and some are blur. I tried my best guys, sorry.
Blur pic #fail
Not clear pic #fail
I felt there are more gallery displaying photographer's work. It's a good sign that people don't just buy expensive cameras, following trend and not shoot any pictures.
There were more accessories booth than the main booths, I guess camera accessories are more demanding then new camera body with higher specifications.
Rows of accessories booths
Underwater camera case
A Canon Clinic is set there to provide after sales services for Canon owners. This is convenient, I wish that more camera clinic are there to provide after sales care services. They can get first hand feedback as well. 
Canon Service Clinic
If you are already following me on Twitter (if you are not, please follow), you already know that I bought this baby on Christmas Day!
I've been wanting to get a semi-pro camera since the launching of GF1, back then GF1 didn't really quite met my requirements and I feel I don't need a semi-pro yet. After much awaiting and patience.

Yes! Finally a semi-pro camera and it's Panasonic Lumix G3. I'll write a separate post on my review of it as I'm now leaning how to use it.
It's meant to be mine! Here's the story, I actually went to DCiM on X'mas Eve and wondering around with snailyin. Testing out some of the semi-pro camera which is on my wishlist. We went around trial testing on cameras and still ending up back to the Lumix booth.

I was already poison on the G3. Snailyin kept poisoning me to get it. I wanted more time to consider. They had the limited brown colour on sale and a white one (last piece). When I first laid my eyes on the launching of G3, I fell in love with the red colour. The SA told me, Pansonic has discontinue the red colour one. I was so devastated, so I just went home empty handed.

After I got home having much thought, I went "Hack with this consideration, just get it! Get a Xmas pressie for myself, why not?!" So, I had my Xmas breakie at Levain and head to DCiM again.
Panasonic Lumix booth
I headed back to the Lumix booth and found the SA that had attended to me the previous day. He saw me and straight away go fetch a G3 for me knowing that I will be back for it. He open up the box and all I saw is RED! A RED G3!!!! Without any doubt, I had to have it and he wrap it up for me! It's meant to be isn't it?

I asked the SA how did he found a red one, he said after listening to me wanting a red one, he went back to Panasonic HQ early morning before going to DCiM, he found the one and only red piece, he just grab it knowing that it will find it's owner! *melt* 

He really made me the happiest person to own my ideal semi-pro camera! I will cherish it a lot!

What did you get for Xmas present? New Year present? Done shopping for Chinese New Year yet? Hope you guys get want you wanted as well.

You can check out Snailyin DCiM entry here.

PS: I'm not shallow to buy things with colour I like, I did research and referencing before I decided to buy G3 way before I went for the fair :P