26 December 2008

Christmas Eve Gathering Dinner Photos

This was a last minute call for me to prepare a Christmas Eve dinner. You can check out the detail of the event here.

Here are some snapshot taken while preparing,

Marinated chicken thigh

Lightly marinated Australian beef

Mix vegi, consist of potatoes, baby carrot, cherry tomato covered with bacon and lots of onion.

Once all have been prepared, here it goes, into the oven !

Fresh green salad

Baked potatoes, baby carrots and cherry tomatoes with beef and bacon.

Cooked chicken thigh

Merry Christmas !

25 December 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Another year coming to an end soon, and is a time for sharing and giving again.

Therefore I like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

17 December 2008

Digital Print from EOE

On 12 December 08, I did a review on EOE online photo printing promotion and EOE offer me a 50 pcs Free printing for the review. I took the offer after reviewing their service in my blog and guess what, I received my printed copy of the photos at my door step today.

I was quite surprise for their speed, 50 pcs of photos and got them ready in just 2 working days + 1 delivery day.

As I open my package and check on the print out, I was quite surprise on the print quality. It looks as good as negative print and I just can't differentiate it between digital print and conventional negative print.

I used to send my 35mm films to photo shop for develop and I'm quite picky on the way they process the photos but when I try out this service, I was very happy with the results. Color and image quality are well balance. The photos just look superb.

For just as low as RM$0.30 for 4R print and RM$0.50 for 5R print, it just too good to be true.

I'll would like to thank EOE Online for such opportunity and services. It just make digital photography much more easy and convenience.

12 December 2008

Printing digital photo made easy by EOE

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03 December 2008

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming, and is time to setup the Christmas tree. This year the tree was decorated by my 4 years only daughter, while I only fix on the lights.

Took some candid photo short and was converted to a scrapbook layout by my wife. Here's are the layouts.

By the way, this year colour theme is Gold, so our tree is sparking gold!

25 November 2008

KLCC at Night

Caught this short at KLCC while having dinner there.

This was taken without any tripod, just bare hand on a Nikon digital compact Coolpix 3200

KLCC By Night

Dinning at Chili's, Serve American style food. Here are some picture short of the food that was ordered.

Mushroom-swiss Burger - beef 1/2 done

Cajun Club Sandwich

Kids meal - Macaroni

03 November 2008

Awesome Sunset from Ipoh

Last week, I visited my sister in Ipoh. As evening approached, I took my Kids to the nearby lake for a walk.

As the skyline grow darker and night approaches, the skyline changes and I manage to capture this awesome sunset.

All this was done using my Nikon Coolpix 3200

23 October 2008

Day 5 Japan

Today was another busy day. However upon reaching back to Hotel, I wanted to go to the nearest supermarket and pickup some nice food, as I'm just very hungry then.

Unfortunately the rain came and I was all stuck in the room. Good thing was I have some noodle and hams. So without any choice I cooked a simple ham noodle. Thinking that's it for my dinner for today so I continue with what I'm doing then, net surfing.

About an hour later, someone came to knock on my door, it was our Japanese Support Engineer, he invited me and another friend of mine form Singapore to join a group of trainee for dinner in one of the restaurant.

This invitation did came to me on Tuesday for this dinner from the instructor but I rejected as it will cost me allot of yen. However, when our support engineer turns out in my door step, I just can't reject him. So this time I went along with him.

The dinner was good. Contemporary style dinning. It is defiatnaly not cheap for Asian like us due to low currency value. Anyway we enjoyed ourselves very much, lots of beer, good food and good laugh. The joy kind of get a sitback when the bill comes, it was 4000 yen per person. My heart sank for a while as it like the amount of nice food I can get back in Malaysia with that kind of money.

Anyhow like they say, friendship is priceless. So after paying we just went back to our hotel.

Another day ends. Today I will not post any photos as there's nothing for me to post.

Tomorrow I'll be making my way back to Malaysia. I'll leave to Tokyo tomorrow after classes, and then fly back to Malaysia on Saturday morning. There will not be anymore post from now on.

I will now conclude my journey here. However if there are some more update while I'm in Tokyo, Ill post them later.


22 October 2008

Day 4 in Japan

22 Oct 08

Another day ends. Tiring...

While on my way back to hotel, I drop by a DIY store just to look for thing, and I stumble upon this items, which was asked from my wife to look out for. It is something call a Bento kit. It is used to prepare bento style lunch box, that makes the food much more attracting and appealing. It is widely used to encourage children or kids to eat their lunch while in school.

Seems like it is very popular among young mothers.

Anywhere there are more to Bento but that's all that I know.

So will I be getting nicely pack lunch for from my wife everyday for work ? well that I got to wait and see.

Here's what I have bought.
Some cute little pickle for finger foods.
From the drawing instruction, this seems like an egg molder. It reshape the egg from an egg shape to the desire shape... I think

This is a sausage maker. It shapes a sausage / hot dog to a fish, a crab and a girl... Interesting... no more dog shape

This are bread cutter, it basically cut the bread into various shape. Here I have an elephant, a whale, a dog and a car.
Another bread cutter with various figure
Well hope my wife likes it and my kids too.

Oh tonight dinner... well got to be simple cause can't find anything interesting in the supermarket. So i make noodle dry style with ham.. too bad I have no oil.. else can fry an egg.


21 October 2008

Day 2 and Day 3 in Japan

Day 2, 20 Oct 08
Well Day 2 went by so quickly that I'm so tired at the end of the day so was not able to post. Anyhow, the whole day was occupied in the training. After training, I had a small discussion with another engineer, so came back to hotel quite late. Was so tired that I did not want to post anything. In fact dinner was as simple as instant noodle.

Day3, 21 Oct 08
Well again a fulfilling day. The weather here was good for the past few days. It was warm in the afternoon and cooling in the night. May get a bit cold during late night but is OK, something like in Genting.

During my break, I took a short walk around the factory and found that the landscape is quite pleasing. Japanese are famous with their unique landscaping and you can see it everywhere. Houses, parks, road side and so on. So today's display will be green all the way.

Here are what I have shot. A big and bushy tree.
Close up , there's a ball shaped little bush.. how cute

Tall and straight line up bushes, just like the fence... straight and neat
Another piece of well maintain and clean fieldAll this are taken from my faithful Nikon Coolpix 3200 - "Nikon Understand Digital Photography"

Ok since today I manage to come back early, I went to the nearest supermarket and bought some ham and a tempura pumpkin for my noodle. After 5 mins of cooking, here's what I have

Instant Ham noodle with tempura pampkin.

Another day ends.

19 October 2008

Day one in Japan

19 Oct 08, I arrived at Narita airport at about 7.40am. Before the plane landed I manage to catch some shot from above.

My plane fly with a Rolls Royce Engine. (actually is two) Woo Hoo...

LAND !! I can see land !
If you can see closely, this is Mount Fuji.

Some landscape before landing on Narita Airport
All this are taken from my faithful Nikon Coolpix 3200 - "Nikon Understand Digital Photography"

While on board , I was lucky to have the front row sits for the economy class. Therefore I manage to get off the plane quite fast. However there was a long queue at the immigration. Some system they have, scan finger prints and take photo of your face.

After going through the long immigration queue, I finally clear custom and all ready to go to Tokyo.

However I skip Tokyo but head to Ueno via Narita Express. Train leave at 9.19am and will reach Ueno station at about 10.15am. Here's the train ticket.

Upon reaching Ueno, I took another train to Akihabara (Electric City). As the name mention, is like Singapore Sim Lim Tower, KL's Jalan Pasar+Lau Yat Plaza.

Basically you get to see various shops selling electrical and electronics gadget, including camera, MP3 player, TVs Computer, Electronic components and even GPS system. Beside it, there are also various animation shop, manga characters, and some other characters that I do not know.

After hours of walking and site seeing, I stop by at the McDonald and have a quite bite before leaving to Nishi-Nasuno.

Nishi-Nasuno is about 150km from Tokyo. This is where my training going to be and I'll be staying here till end of the week.

To get to Nishi-Nasuno, there are 2 ways. The fast and the conventional slow way. Both ways are by rail. Fast rail will be riding on the Shinkansen line, travel by bullet train at the speed of >150km/hr. It will take about 45min to reach Nasushiobara and then another 5 mins through local train to Nishi-Nasuno. All in all, about 1hr to get there.

I opted for the other way, since I have 1/2 a day left. Unfortunately I got all the info wrong and ended up having to take 3 train rides and a total travel time of 4 hours

What happen ? I dunno, misinform by the rail stuffs. I basically have to change train on 2 major transit point in order to reach Nishi-Nasuno as I did not manage to bored a direct train, as the information counter did not understand what I want.. How sad.

Anyhow I still manage to reach my hotel and complete this blog on time. Is a slow journey but enjoyable and I get to see many places much clearly now.

So here's the end of day 1. I have to stop now cause i'm just too tired now. Tomorrow my training will start and basically nothing much to post.

Before I go.. here's what I have for dinner. Got it from a nearby shop and 1/2 price due to stock clearance. I have eaten one therefore left 2 for the shot.

Enjoy yourself here. Cheers..

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