# Monday, 01 January 2007

OK, it's 2007 so here I go with the resolutions for this year.

  • Make sure I start 2008 saying I should have been a better father to my kid.
  • Only get one phone replacement this year and stick with it till the next. *gulp*
  • Make it through the year without one panic attack of running out of time on work. :P

Now for the resolutions that I know I can meet

  • Get a Nintendo Wii.
  • Get Halo 3.

Monday, 01 January 2007 21:18:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 31 December 2006

Well, here we are at the end of the year.

Hmmm.. I'd check back at my new year's resolutions but I think I lost that post during the shift to the new blog this year.

Well.. I do know one thing I managed to achieve this year. I got a child in the oven, and it's ready to pop at any moment!

Hmm.. I wonder what I should set for my new year's resolution this time! ;)

Sunday, 31 December 2006 21:05:10 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Just came back from the gynae, and seems like it's almost go time! The baby is considered term sized, his head is already in position for delivery. Doctor says it could be anywhere from 3rd to 29th of Jan 2007. If nothing happens after 29th of Jan, well.. it's time for induced labour then.

Anyway.. I've already got a plan ready. Once it's time, again I'll change my MSN connection status message and then sign in and out again so that everyone on my friends list will know that it's time to.. poll this website every now and then to check up on progress.

Hopefully nothing will be wrong with Maxis GPRS then.

I wonder if they'll have power plugs for me... I wonder if they have wireless broadband access there?

I want to bring the video camera but my wife says she'd rather force a C-Section on herself than have me tape the process. We'll see about that... ;)

Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:36:54 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 24 December 2006


Sunday, 24 December 2006 10:56:46 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 

About a week ago I went to look for a wide angle lens for my camera, I found the rack with all the accesories on it, but they didn't mention which camera they were compatible with. So I flagged down a sales girl and asked her which lens was for my camera, she pointed to the rack I came from and said "The lens is over there." Which one? I asked, she said "It's right over there." I told her there's so many over there which one is it then?

Finally she decided to walk over to the rack, she seemed to point at random at one of the lenses and said "This one." I asked to test it. Without skipping a beat she pryed the box containing the lens open, pulled out the lens via a little slit on the box leaving her thumbprint on the lens and then immediately tried to jam it into my camera. Yikes, what a balant disregard for gear! I stopped her before she did any damage to my camera.

After she realised her boo boo, she searched through some brochures to find the proper lens for my camera. Turns out she WAS using the right lens, just that she didn't use the additional adapter rings found in the box which my camera needed. After she raped the box a 2nd time I finally confirmed that the lens worked for my camera. I asked about the price, it was a pretty high RM279 so I decided to think about it.

Fast Forward To Next Saturday

So after using the camera some more I decided Yeah... if I want to take shots of my baby which don't just comprise of his big head I'm gonna need a wide angle lens. So off to the same shop I went, I spied the lens on the rack then I spied the price tag on the rack... RM379!!! I nearly had a heart attack. I flagged down a sales girl and ask her about the price, she quickly realised the mistake. Then I told her I'm looking for a wide angle lens for my DCR-SR60, she helpfully points out that the VCL-HA06 which I was looking at can be used, OR... this other one, VCL-0630X could also be used. The kicker was, this alternative which she showed me, costs RM149. I asked to test the lens, she took the box to a table. Gently open the box, and then lightly gripping the lens by it's side and again gently screwed it into my camera's lens assembly. A stark constrast to what her colleague tried to do a week ago. So here's a sales girl that not only knows the product she's selling but also knows that the customer hates seeing gear being raped, very good!

So after the testing she asked me which one I wanted. Since she was such a nice girl I resisted my urge to say DUH!!

So here's the new lens.

And of course... here's the video shot with the lens.

Sunday, 24 December 2006 10:45:02 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |